Total Time
5hrs 25mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 5 hrs

Unlike standard, dull, lentil dishes, this soup has complex flavors. Very pungent. Sweet, tart and tasty. Should simmer all day. This is from the Moosewood Cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Simmer the lentils (rinsed), water or stock and salt, covered 3—4 hours.
  2. Steam, or saute in butter the minced garlic, onion, minced celery, chopped carrots. Add to lentil's after they've simmered 3-4 hours.
  3. Continue to simmer on low heat.
  4. Add thyme, oregano, pepper, tomatoes, red wine, lemon juice, molasses, and wine vinegar 30 minutes before serving.
  5. Sprinkle extra vinegar and freshly chopped scallions onto each serving.