*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                                LENTIL SOUP
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups                            Vegetarian
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2       tb           Vegetable oil
    2       ea           Garlic cloves, minced
    1       lg           Onion, chopped finely
    2       ea           Celery stalks, diced
    1       ea           Carrot, sliced
    1       ea           Potato, diced
    4       tb           Tamari
    1       t            Basil
      1/2   ts           Spanish Paprika
      1/2   ts           Cumin
    1       t            Oregano
   10       c            Stock
    3       ea           Tomatoes, chopped
    1 1/2   c            Red lentils
 
   In a large pot, heat the oil over medium heat & add
   the garlic & onions. Saute for 2 minutes.  Add the
   celery, carrot & potatoes & saute for 8 minutes.  Add
   the tamari & the seasonings & continue to saute gently
   for another 5 minutes.
   
   Add the stock, tomatoes & uncooked but washed lentils.
   Bring to a boil, reduce heat & cook for 1 hour.  Stir
   frequently.
   
   The lentils should puree, cook for longer if they need
   to puree more to thicken the soup.
  
 
 
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