Magda's Hearty Lentil Soup

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READY IN: 1hr 45mins
Recipe by ElizabethKnicely

Lentils are a delicious, hearty and super frugal food that makes really nutritious meals with lots of meatless protein. This wonderful soup is a great way to warm up. I like to serve it with garlic bread for dinner or lunch.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pick over dried lentils to remove any foreign materials. Rinse.
  2. Add water to the lentils, covering by about 1 inch.
  3. Bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat and simmer until just tender. This can take anywhere from 20 to 60 minutes depending on the age of the lentils.
  5. Check the water level regularly to make sure the lentils do not burn.
  6. Do not add salt.
  7. In another pot, saute onion, garlic and red pepper in olive oil.
  8. Add lentils and stock.
  9. Brng to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
  10. Stir in tomatoes, corn and seasonings, and simmer another 10 minutes.

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