French Lentil Soup

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READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Papagayita

Hearty, delicious soup that's great for cold winter nights. Vary the vegetables and seasonings according to your tastes/pantry-I often add beets, parsnips, turnips, sweet potatoes. Freezes very well. Great in a crockpot.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Film a large pot with olive oil and heat over medium, until oil shimmers. Add celery, potatoes, onion, and carrots. Cook, stirring occasionally until softened, ~ 3-4 minutes.
  2. Add mustard and cumin seeds and saute for 1 minute or until fragrant, stirring frequently.
  3. Add lentils and broth/water to pot and bring to a boil. Add liquid until it is about 1 inch over lentils. Boil for a minute or two then lower to a simmer. Cover and let cook until lentils are softened. Minimum cooking time is about 30 minutes but it can continue to simmer on low for several hours.
  4. Crockpot instructions: combine all ingredients in crock pot, cook on low for 6-7 hours or high for 3-4 hours. Can cook longer as lentils will hold shape very well.

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