Garlic-Lentil Soup

Serves: 4
Total Calories: 147


1 cup dry green lentils
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 cups chopped sweet onions
6 bay leaves
4 sprigs fresh rosemary (optional)
12 cloves garlic sliced
4-5 cups water
2 tablespoons red wine or balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons tamari sauce
dash cayenne pepper or hot sauce, or to taste


1. Pick through the lentils to remove any dirt, stones, or damaged legumes, then wash and drain. Set aside.

2. Heat the oil in a large, heavy kettle such as a cast-iron Dutch oven. Add the onion, bay leaves, and rosemary, and sauté over medium-low heat for 10 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté for 10 minutes more.

3. Place the lentils, water, and vinegar in the pot with the onions and garlic, and cover. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 40 minutes, or until the lentils are tender.

4. Add the tamari and simmer slowly, stirring occasionally, about 20–30 minutes more, or until the broth becomes rich and thick. If it becomes too thick, add more water.

5. Before serving, add the cayenne pepper. Enjoy with fresh whole-grain bread and a salad.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 4
Total Calories: 147
Calories from Fat: 60

This Garlic-Lentil Soup recipe is from the For the Love of Garlic Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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