Lentil Soup

Difficulty: Medium

Prep

:15

Cook

:90

Serves

4

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Ingredients:

    • 1 lb. dry green lentils
    • ½ cup olive oil
    • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
    • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
    • 1 Tbsp. fresh thyme
    • 1 tsp. salt
    • 2 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
    • 1 tsp. ground cumin
    • 1 lb. carrots, diced
    • 8 celery stalks, chopped
    • 2 qt. chicken stock
    • ¾ lb. chorizo
    • 2 Tbsp. white wine vinegar

Steps:

  1. Place lentils in a large bowl and soak them for 15 minutes. Drain.
  2. Over medium heat add the chorizo to a large pot.
  3. Cook until brown, breaking apart the chorizo into small pieces.
  4. Once browned, add the olive oil, onion and garlic. Cook for 5 minutes or until soft.
  5. Add garlic, thyme, salt, pepper and cumin. Stir to combine.
  6. Add carrots and celery. Cook for 2 minutes and incorporate all ingredients.
  7. Add chicken stock and lentils. Combine. Bring to a roaring boil.
  8. Reduce to a simmer for 90 minutes.
  9. Finally, add vinegar.
  10. Simmer for five additional minutes.
  11. Enjoy!