*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                       ITALIAN LENTIL MINESTRONE SOUP
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2       c            Dried lentils
   12       c            Divided cold water
    1       cn           (6 oz) tomato paste
    3                    Minced celery ribs
    1       c            Coarsely chopped cabbage
    1       c            Sliced mushrooms
    1                    Chopped onion
    1       t            Italian herbs OR
      1/2   ts           Dried oregano and
      1/2   ts           Basil
    1       t            Garlic salt
                         Pepper to taste
                         Pinch of hot pepper flakes
    6       tb           Grated parmesan cheese
 
   Soak lentils overnight in 6 cup water; drain, discard
   water. Combine lentils with remaining 6 cup water.
   Heat to boiling. Stir in remaining ingredients, except
   cheese. Cover and simmer for 45 minutes. Serve
   sprinkled with parmesan cheese.
  
 
 
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