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Best Italian Lentil Soup Recipe

When the cold winds blow, the night approach and the air cools a little. Nothing is better than a pot of Italian lentil soup recipe, waiting for you to go home. and you just need to warm up to prepare a restorative meal that warms you completely.

Italian Lentil Soup recipe

The great thing, about the Italian lentil soup recipe, is that it is easy to make in double quantities. so you can cook a large amount of lentil soup at the weekend. and have some for lunch, before cooling or freezing the rest for a mid-week dinner.

Winter lentil soup will improve in flavor with preservation, and my favorite Italian Lentil Soup Recipe is one of these. After two or even three days of making it, its flavor has evolved into a strong richness. but is light and perfectly comforting and needs nothing more than some crunchy bread, to prepare a satisfying and nutritious meal.

The origins of the Italian Lentil Soup Recipe, are the home kitchens of rural Italy where good ingredients are used and you don't need to mess with them.

If you are a foodie, and you can get some lentils from Castelluccio from the top of Piano Grande. in the Apennine Mountains in Italy. you have come across the best quality, But any variety of small brown lentils. that is usually used in preparing Moroccan lentil soupenables you to prepare this unique Italian lentil soup recipe.

Ingredients for Italian Lentil Soup Recipe:

Ingredients for Italian Lentil Soup Recipe

  • 1 medium onion.
  • 2 carrots.
  • 2 celery sticks.
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil.
  • ½ Chopped tomatoes with juice.
  • 1 cup of brown lentils, washed and scrubbed.
  • 1 liter of broth or water.
  • Salt and Pepper.

How to Make Italian Lentil Soup Recipe:

  • Chop finely onion, carrot, and celery.
  • Heat olive oil in a frying pan with a heavy base and gently fry the vegetables until soft.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and the juice with the mixture, and cook over medium heat with the lid closed. until you notice the liquid evaporation and the sauce becomes thick.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add lentils and cook with stirring for a minute before adding stock or water.
  • This soup is delicious enough to use only water here, but if you have some meat broth or chicken broth, it will add a whole new dimension to the soup.
  • Cover the pot and leave the lentils on low heat for 30 minutes after boiling, until the lentils are soft.
  • The cooking time depends on the Type of Lentils you are using, so you can check their softness after 30 minutes.
  • Add more water if the soup becomes too thick, as the lentils can absorb a lot of water. Serve with crunchy bread and butter and maybe sprinkle freshly grated Parmesan cheese on top.

How to Make Italian Lentil Soup

That's enough for four to six good portions, but you can easily double portions and freeze half for another day. Or if you have been eating the soup for two days and want to change it a little, on the second day add more water to it. and once it is heated, put a few handfuls of small noodles to cook in the soup.

The pasta will take on the flavor of the Italian Lentil Soup Recipe, and make a great complete meal.
You never know even kids, who say they don't like anything healthy like lentils. can be tempted by pasta and discover that lentils are actually very delicious after all!.

Italian lentil soup recipe with pasta

Hello! Welcome to The "Dish Flavor", the first resource for the finest recipes and lifestyle. I'm Mohammad. I was born and raised in Algeria bordering the Mediterranean, and as the cradle of African, and Mediterranean cooking, I was very excited to share easy, amazing recipes with wonderful flavors. Welcome to my blog!