Rhubarb-Lentil Soup With Creme Fraiche

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READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by Borealis Beegirl

From Cooking Light May 2008. This is definitely a keeper. Makes about 8 cups of soup.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pour 1 1/2 cups boiling water over lentils in a small bowl; let stand 10 minutes.
  2. Heat a dutch oven over medium high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add carrot, celery, onion, and parsley to pan; saute for 4 minutes. Add rhubarb and saute for 3 minutes. Drain lentils and add lentils to pan. Stir in chicken broth and salt; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 35 minutes or until lentils are tender.
  3. Remove from heat; let cool 5 minutes. Place 3 cups lentil mixture in a blender or food processor. Remove center piece of blender lid to allow steam to escape. secure blender lid on blender. Place a clean towel over opening in blender lid to avoid spatters. Blend until smooth. return pureed mixture to pan; stir in pepper.
  4. Combine chopped dill and creme fraiche in a small bowl. Serve creme fraiche mixture on top of soup; garnish with dill sprigs.

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