Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Lentil Soup

This is one of our favorite lentil soup recipes. I picked a bad day to make it because it was so hot out. We still sucked it down. I use my pressure cooker to make this. I'm not sure of what the timing would be without it. My guess would be around 45 minutes on a simmer.

Lentil Soup
1 tbl. olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium carrot, sliced (sometimes I use more)
4 cups broth
1 cup lentils
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. thyme
2 bay leaves
salt to taste

Heat the oil in your pressure cooker over medium heat. Add the onions and carrots and saute for five minutes. Add the remaining ingredients and bring up to high pressure for 14 minutes. You can quick release or slow release.

That's it. Dinner ready in under 30 minutes. Serve it with a nice salad and whole grain bread.


veganmomma said...

Yeah, I love lentil soup and I was making enchiladas tonight even though it was HOT! They were pretty good though.

Elaine said...

Mark LOVES lentil soup. I'm wondering if I could crock pot it.

lao80 said...

I'm sure you could.

veganmomma said...

I like what you have done!!! The pictures of the kids are great!

Jen said...

yeah the site looks nice!! How'd you get the pics up there!? I'll have to find an hour and fiddle with mine...

lao80 said...

Sara inspired me with her new layout. I just used a photo program to make the picture. The hard part was going through the html to figure out which was the title picture in the template. I am not very computer savy.

Jen said...

inspiring... I still have to find the hour...