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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Vegetarian Homemade Minestrone Lentil Soup Recipe

If you are looking for a fabulous Vegetarian soup recipe to try out then I would like to recommend this Homemade Minestrone Lentil Soup recipe that I got from my friend Jo who is a vegetarian. It is a great soup for those who are health concious.

Vegetarian Homemade Minestrone Lentil Soup Recipe

2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 cups chopped onion
2 Tablespoons tomato paste
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
4 small cloves garlic, chopped
3 carrots, diced
1 cup celery, diced
1 cup lentils, rinsed
2 bay leaves
8 sprigs parsley and 6 sprigs fresh thyme tied together
9 cups water or vegetable broth
2 cups cooked pasta
salt and pepper to taste

Heat oil in a large stockpot over high heat. Add onion and saute until browned, stirring frequently. Add tomato paste, chopped parsley, garlic, carrots and celery and cook for 3 minutes. Add lentils, bay leaves, parsley-thyme sprigs and water and bring to boil. Lower heat and simmer partially covered for 30 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Remove bay leaves and parsley-thyme sprigs and discard. Add pasta, heat through and serve. Makes 8 - 10 servings

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