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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Aunt Stacy's Lentils

These lentils are very good and kid-friendly.  Peter's Aunt Stacy made them and gave the recipe to Jan, so it's been passed around as Aunt Stacy's Lentils, which is fun.  I know T. Monica makes them too.  Very cheap and easy, too.

Aunt Stacy's Lentils
1 onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, chopped fine
3 TB fresh basil, chopped
3 TB Italian parsley, chopped
2 cans diced tomatoes
1 and 1/2 cups red lentils
1 quart chicken broth

In a large pot, saute onion and garlic until translucent.  Add tomatoes and herbs.  Simmer for a few minutes.  Add lentils and broth.  Bring up to a simmer and simmer until done.  Takes about a half hour.  Transfer 4 cups of the soup to a blender and puree.  Return to pot and check for salt.  It may need it, it may not depending on your broth.

I like to serve this with buttermilk biscuits or Acme olive bread.

1 comment:

Miracle Balsitis said...

Scott and I were crazy for these and our neighbor's kiddo gobbled them up too....they are good!