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    Lentil & Escarole Soup (Cook's Illustrated)

    Lentil & Escarole Soup (Cook's Illustrated). Photo by Twiggyann

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    1 hrs 25 mins

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    1 hrs 15 mins

    Twiggyann's Note:

    This was yummy! I wanted to try something new and decided on this and was glad I did. Cook's Illustrated/America's Test Kitchen seldom ever lets me down. I served this over large croutons I made from stale bread I had in the freezer by cutting it into large cubes and toasting/drying it out in the oven.

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    1. 1
      Heat the olive oil in a 6 qt heavy sauce pan or dutch oven over medium heat until it starts to shimmer.
    2. 2
      Add the onion, garlic, celery, carrot, parsley and 3/4 teaspoon of salt. Cook until the vegetables are soft and reduced -- about 15 -20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    3. 3
      Increase the heat to medium high, add the broth, water, tomatoes, lentil, Parmesan rind & bay leaves and bring to a boil.
    4. 4
      Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 1 hour - 1 1/4 hours until the lentils are soft.
    5. 5
      Stir in escarole and cook for about 5 minutes until wilted. Salt and pepper to taste.
    6. 6
      Garnish with a drizzle of olive oil and grated Parmesan cheese.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 01, 2010


      Excellent soup! The only change I made was to add some scrambled Italian sausage and left out the tomatoes. Adding the escarole was new to me and a great idea. Will definitely use this recipe again. Thanks for sharing.

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    Nutritional Facts for Lentil & Escarole Soup (Cook's Illustrated)

    Serving Size: 1 (519 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 288.7
    Calories from Fat 96
    Total Fat 10.7 g
    Saturated Fat 1.6 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 234.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 35.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 15.9 g
    Sugars 5.1 g
    Protein 15.1 g

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    parmesan cheese

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