Introduction: LENTIL SOUP
Shown with the option of adding some pasta...a great idea for left over lentils the next day
Step 1: INGREDIENTS
3-5 pieces of sun dried tomatoes
2 cups of green lentils
1 cup of orange lentils
1 sweet red pepper
1 small hot pepper (optional)
1 teaspoon of parsley
1 teaspoon of basil
a pinch of salt and pepper
3 cups of water
1 can of tomato paste or about 3/4 cup of tomato sauce
A piece of Romano cheese both for shaving and grating
Step 2: SOAKING THE LENTILS
In a large bowl, add the lentils and then fill with water... let them soak for at least 1 hour or so...I have eliminated this step entirely on many occasions but this will reduce the cooking time, if you let them soak first...just an option
Step 3: SAUTE` THE ONIONS
In a deep saucepan, set to a high temperature add in some olive oil, quickly introduce the onions and sun dried tomatoes until they are slightly brown. Add the peppers and saute' for a few minutes...
Step 4: FINISHING THE SOUP
After the vegetables HAVE SAUTE`, add in the lentils along with the parsley, basil salt and pepper. Let this sauté for a few minutes then add in the water. When this reaches a full boil, reduce the heat to a shimmer and add the tomato sauce and let cook for about an hour. If the soup reduces too rapidity, add in some more water and move to a smaller burner, set the temperature to simmer.
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