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Hearty Lentil Soup I

Rated as 3.57 out of 5 Stars

"This is a cold day, stick-to-the-ribs type of soup. Serve with French bread and a good salad and you'll feel good. If, while making this soup you find it to be too thick, just add heavy cream or water to dilute."
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15 m servings 258
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Place lentils, onion, carrots and cabbage leaves in a pressure cooker and cover with 1 1/2 inches of water and 4 tablespoons oil. Cook about 10 to 15 minutes and then cool until pressure reduces, then open.
  2. In a food processor or blender, puree soup until smooth. Add cumin, black pepper, cinnamon, all spice, cloves and nutmeg. Transfer to a stock pot and return to heat. When soup is just beginning to boil, stir in onion soup mix. Simmer until thickened and then just before serving season to taste with lemon juice and salt.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 258 calories; 7.7 36 13.2 0 325 Full nutrition

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I've fallen back on this recipe more than once this winter, and was happy with it each time. The spices aren't too strong, especially with the sweetness of the carrot. I didn't find it necessa...

Blah and too sweet. I didn't think the whole cinnamon nutmeg cloves thing would work and it didn't.

Very warm flavors, and very tasty but just a bit sweet. The sweetness is similar to that of a squash soup. We added some dried red pepper flakes to give it a kick at the end. Would be good garni...

It was so delicious! My family loved it.

I was weary of the onion soup flavour mixed with, in essence, pumpkin spice flavour. In fact, I didn't care for it. I tried to adjust by adding some roasted pumpkin then added some firm tofu. Te...