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John's Lentils

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Serves Approximately 8 | Prep Time 15 minutes | Cook Time 2 to 3 hours

Why I Love This Recipe

This soup is so good and mild. Not only is it easy, it's healthy! If you're trying to cut down on salt, in cooking, this is a perfect soup for you to make!

It's sodium free and virtually moistureless (so add approximately 1 cup of water, when warming it up on the stove.) Anyway, I wanted to make some soup, and this classic recipe was the one, for which I had everything needed.

Note: If there appears to be two of this recipe, it's because I had to re-log in in order to submit it, then start over, to complete the process.

Ingredients You'll Need

2 cups dry Lentils
2 medium onions, chopped
1 handful bagged spinach, chopped
2 potatoes, diced
1 sprinkle of dry parseley
2 cloves garlic, chopped fine
1 bay leaf
sprinkle of basil (or 2TBS fresh basil)
1/2 teaspoon cayene pepper
7 1/3 cups broth
ground pepper


In a large pot, combnie all meaured ingredients. Bring to boil, cover and simmer for approximately 2 to 3 hours*. Add the ground pepper to taste.

Serve hot.

*If you allow it to simmer too long, the moisture will vanish.

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