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'Le Puy' Lentil Soup
From: Coco - Banana

This is a nice warming soup - I had it with thick slices of sourdough bread, which complimented it nicely


  • 2 cups French lentils, puy (400g)
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1 (400 g) can chopped tomatoes
  • 6 cups water
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons dried thyme
  • 2 tablespoons dried chives
  • salt and pepper

Brown the onions and garlic in a little oil until fragrant.

Add the celery and the carrot and stir for 5 minutes.

Add the lentils and cover with the water.

Bring to the boil, then let it simmer for 1/2 hour, or until the lentils are soft, but in tact.

Add the tomatoes and continue simmering until the lentils are completely soft.

Season to taste and add the dried herbs and the parsley.

Stir well.

Serve with fresh bread and salad.