Rainy Day Collards and Lentil Soup

Recipe by Rita1652
READY IN: 1hr 30mins
SERVES: 8-10
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a large pot heat olive oil over medium heat or if using fry bacon till crisp. Set bacon a side.
  • In the oil or bacon fat saute the onions, red pepper, carrots, celery and garlic till tender about 8 minutes. Adding more olive oil if needed.
  • Add the collards they will fill the pot but cook down a lot.Season with salt and pepper.
  • Top with the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil then simmer for 50 minutes.
  • Taste to adjust seasonings.
  • Crumble the bacon if using.
  • Garnish the soup with one or all , a drizzle of vinegar, olive oil, bacon bits and fresh basil.
  • Oh! be sure to remove the bay leaf before enjoying.
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