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Garlicky Lentil Soup

TGIAC Featured Recipe

If you like a nice hearty soup to beat back the winter cold, then this is a definite keeper. This lentil soup is very flavorful and relatively simple to make. Oh and get this…. It’s Healthy for you too!!! Try it, you won’t be disappointed!


Garlicky Lentil Soup

Ingredients (serves 6)

  • 1 1/3 cup red lentils, rinsed and drained;
  • 2 onions, minced;
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced;
  • 1 carrot, minced;
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil;
  • 2 bay leaves;
  • Generous pinch of dried oregano;
  • 1 1/2 cup vegetable stock;
  • 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar;
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper;
  • Celery leaves, to garnish;
  • crusty bread rolls, to serve.


  1. Put all ingredients, except for the vinegar, seasoning and garnish, in a large heavy-bottomed saucepan;
  2. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
  3. Lower the heat and simmer for 1 1/2 hours, stirring the soup occasionally to prevent the lentils from sticking to the bottom of the pan;
  4. Remove the bay leaves and add the red-wine vinegar,with the salt and pepper to taste;
  5. Serve the soup in hot bowls, garnished with celery leaves;
  6. Serve with warm crusty rolls.



These are the ingredients

Rinse and drain…no need to soak these lentils

Chop Chop Chop

Expedite the process with a food processor

Or…the Slap Chop! Welcome back Vince Offer!

Put all ingredients, except for the vinegar, seasoning and garnish and bring to a boil.

Stir…Stir…Stir…to make sure the bottom doesn’t burn

When mushy, take out bay leaves

Then, add red wine vinegar

Season to taste

Make it look pretty and enjoy! We enjoyed it with a fresh baguette on the side.

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