Lentil Soup
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Recipe type: Soup
Serves: 4-6
  • 3 medium carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 3 celery ribs, diced
  • 1 large sweet onion, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 medium-sized ham bone or 2 small ham bones
  • 2 cups dried lentils, rinsed
  • 1 14½ ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 8 cups water
  • 1½ teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1-2 teaspoons of salt (depending on how salty ham bone is)
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • Olive oil
  1. In a large soup pot, heat 3 tablespoons olive and throw in carrots, onion, celery, garlic and ham bone. Saute vegetable until soft, about 10 minutes. Remove ham bone and set aside.
  2. Stir in dried and rinsed lentils. Then add can of diced tomatoes, water, and dried thyme. Bring everything to a boil then add ham bone back in and turn down heat to low and let simmer for 30-45 minutes until lentils are tender.
  3. Once lentils are tender, stir in balsamic vinegar and salt.
  4. Remove ham bone again, cut off any ham and add back into the soup. I would have liked to add a little more ham than what was on the bone so feel free to add more.
  5. Taste for seasoning. Serve with crusty bread and red wine.
The soup may look to soupy" at first, but as it simmers it will thicken, but it does take at least 30 minutes.
Recipe by Stuck On Sweet at https://www.stuckonsweet.com/lentil-soup/