Sunday, June 29, 2014

Lentil Soup



Legumes (other than baked beans) are not traditionally associated with Independence Day fayre.

And as for having lentils at your July 4th party, fuhgeddabowdit.

But here's the thing (and there's always a thing) so many people are going vegetarian, vegan, or having a more plant-based diet in general, that there is actually a need to cater for the non-meat-eaters.

These lentils are so easy and good that even the most carnivorous among us will enjoy with gusto.

When I say easy, I mean chop some stuff, dump in stuff, slap a lid on the pot, and leave it until you are ready to fool with it...THAT easy.

Make you some cornbread to sop up the juice and maybe serve with a little jalapeno relish.  Enjoy and have a happy Independence Day!

Lentil Soup

1lb. bag of Lentils
2-3 good sized Carrots, chopped
1 med. Onion, diced
2-3 good sized stalks of Celery, chopped
1/2 of a 2.75oz. jar of Roasted Garlic Seasoning
8 -10 cups water
1 can diced Tomatoes

Dump everything in a Dutch oven and stir.
Bring up to a boil.
Reduce the heat down to low and leave it on the stove, in the oven, or in the crock pot most of the day (6 or 7 hours.)
Stir periodically and add water if the lentils look a little dry.

This recipe is part of a 4th of July round-up.  Please visit my fellow bloggers' sites to see all of their wonderful recipes:

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It's All About Life - Special Edition 4th of July Ideas 

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I Love My Disorganized Life - Grilled Sweet Corn on the Cob

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Mooshu Jenne - Margarita's with a 4th of July Round Up


This is part of FPT.

14 comments:

  1. Love, love, love lentils. I made a pot of lentil stew for an upcoming camping trip. This is a great recipe.

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    1. We like legumes in any form. Give us a bowl full of beans or lentils and some cornbread and we are happy. :)

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  2. Yum, making this tonight! Thanks for the idea!

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  3. I love lentil soup very much. You are so right that more meatless options should be on the table.

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    1. We go meatless at least once a week so I am always looking for good vegetarian options.

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  4. "1/2 jar of Roasted Garlic Seasoning" Recommended brand?

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    1. Sure! I used McCormick's Grill Mates Roasted Garlic & Herb. :)

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  5. That does sound like a nice dish to serve!

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  6. Hi Pary,
    Your Lentil Soup looks delicious. Hope you are enjoying all this fantastic weather we are having this year. Hope you have a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thanks so much Miz Helen! We are enjoying the weather ut m garden is enjoying it even more. :)

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