Creamy Lentil Soup

Ingredients

3/4 cup lentils
1 1/4 qts. water
1/2 cup oil, olive, sunflower, corn
1/2 green sweet bell pepper
1 1/2 stalks of celery
1/2 lg. carrot
1 1/2 tablespoons tarragon vinegar
1/4 tablespoon rosemary
1 tablespoon chives
1/2 sm. onion
2 sprigs parsley
Salt and pepper to taste
Dash Redhot or Tabasco
1 cup croutons, lightly seasoned and toasted (optional)

Preparation

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1. Soak lentils at least 6 hours in the water.
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2. After soaking, heat water and lentils until simmering.
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3. In another pot, add the oil and saute the vegetables until they become limp, about 5 minutes.
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4. Dice or chop all vegetables and add to the pot of lentils, cover and simmer until lentils are tender or easily mashed (15 to 20 minutes).
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5. Puree all of this in a blender or food processor, a small quantity at a time. Return to pot or kettle. Add water if the puree is too thick.
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6. Add Worcestershire sauce, Redhot sauce, salt, pepper to taste.
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7. Stir in cream and allow to simmer for 3-4 minutes.
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TO SERVE:
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Lightly saute the thinly sliced onion, finely chopped parsley and chives and rosemary for use as a garnish. Place aside.
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Add the tarragon vinegar to the pot just before serving and stir.
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Ladle the soup into colorful bowls and add the sauteed onion slices, rosemary, chives and parsley on top - add few croutons, if desired.

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Yield:

1.0 servings

Added:

Sunday, December 6, 2009 - 10:14pm

Creator:

Anonymous

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