North African Lentil Soup

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READY IN: 1hr 45mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Rinse lentils several times in cold water, setting aside to drain.
  • Heat garlic in olive oil in large saucepan, being careful not to scorch garlic.
  • Add onion and saffron and cook, stirring, until onions are tender (add a few drops of water if onions try to stick).
  • Add carrots, celery, and turnip, cooking 10 minutes over low heat.
  • Add lentils, broth, tomatoes, and parsley.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and cover.
  • Simmer over low heat 1 1/2 hours until lentils are tender and broth is slightly thickened.
  • Add lemon juice just before serving.
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