Lentil-Apple Soup

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READY IN: 1hr 15mins
SERVES: 8-10
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2
    tablespoons oil
  • 1 12
    cups thinly sliced leeks (white and light green parts only; about 2 medium, sliced and thoroughly rinsed)
  • 6
    cups water
  • 2
    cups unsweetened apple juice
  • 1 12
    cups lentils, rinsed
  • 3
    large celery ribs, with leaves
  • 1
    onion, studded with
  • 6
    whole cloves
  • 1 12
    cups peeled and chopped apples (cooking apples preferred)
  • 1
    teaspoon salt (to taste)
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a large pot, heat oil; saute lleks until tender; add water and apple juice; bring to a boil.
  • Stir in lentils, celery, onion, and bay leaf; return to a boil; then reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 45 minutes.
  • Stir in apple, and simmer uncovered for 15 minutes more; season to taste with salt.
  • Discard celery, onion, and bay leaf before serving.
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