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Healthy Eating, Mains, Soups, Vegetarian

Clementine's vegetarian lentil soup

DEAR SOS: Would you please print the recipe for the vegetarian lentil soup served at Clementine Restaurant in West Los Angeles? PETER SALAMUNOVICH Avalon DEAR PETER: This is a very straightforward recipe. It's really good. When you make this soup, ... Read more

Total time: 1 hour 45 minutes | Serves 8
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 cups chopped onions
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 3 1/2 cups French green lentils, rinsed
  • 14 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt

Step 1Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onions and cook until they're translucent, 5 to 6 minutes. Add the carrots and celery and cook for a few more minutes. Add the lentils, water, thyme and bay leaf. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until the lentils are soft and the soup has thickened, 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Add salt to taste.

Step 2Puree about 2 cups of the soup, return it to the pot and heat through before serving.

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