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Nothing beats a good, hearty soup that has inexpensive ingredients, feeds a lot of people, and is quick to make. For a twist on this triple threat, add some bacon or pancetta. From the book "Mad Hungry," by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Artisan Books).




Cook's Notes

To prepare a vegetarian lentil soup, don't add meat and substitute vegetable broth for the chicken broth.

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  • Rhondahowell80
    13 SEP, 2017
    She doesnt use the 4 cups of water that the recipe calls for.
  • memphisyum
    28 NOV, 2012
    Forgot to say, I also added some diced mushrooms for added savory flavor, and am serving with open-face ham and tillamook sandwiches instead of croutons.
  • memphisyum
    28 NOV, 2012
    Just made this and it's simmering on the the stove right now. I tasted it and it's DELICIOUS. My lentils were pretty old so I pre-cooked them while I was doing other things, before adding them in along with the liquid I cooked them in, to everything else. I also didn't have any tomatoes or tomato paste on hand so I just used some salsa. Works well since the recipe calls for vinegar and the salsa's got vinegar and lime juice in it. Not a big soup fan but this really is as good as others have said
  • zahira40
    15 AUG, 2012
    sopa lentejas
  • Lalletag
    14 JUN, 2012
    Made this soup for dinner last night - something quick and hearty. We all loved it. Will be saving this recipe and making again! Thanks Lucinda!
  • RosalieCeurvels
    16 JAN, 2012
    Great meatless meal. Even for meat eaters !! Made this tonight with the croutons as shown in the video and everyone really liked it ! Very good . Will make again.Really like Lucinda and her ease in the kitchen . She makes everything look simple.
  • hellzbellz
    5 SEP, 2011
    not exactly a review. HELP - can this recipe be halved?
  • VanessasKitchen
    8 AUG, 2011
    A great, simple vegetarian recipe. Also very healthy. I omitted the croutons because I don't care for them, as well as the tomato paste.
  • MsBigFan
    19 JUL, 2011
    Packed with flavor and nutrition, this soup was just what the doctor ordered. It's rich and delicious. Who needs meat? You'll never miss it. It was exactly what I was looking for. Thanks for this quick and easy masterpiece.
  • Prysmith
    9 FEB, 2011
    Absolutely super, no pun intended. I have made this and frozen it for those days when the mid-winter doldrums set in. Great flavor, very filling, and highly nutritious. Who can ask for more from a bowl of soup?

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