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Lentil Soup with Garlicky Vinaigrette

"This versatile recipe tastes even better with the accompanying vinaigrette."
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Ingredients

6 h 25 m servings 392 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

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  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook onion, celery, carrots, and garlic with salt, stirring occasionally, until limp and browning, about 10 minutes. Transfer vegetables to a slow cooker with tomato sauce, lentils, water, broth, bay leaf, thyme, and vinegar. Cook on Low for 6 hours.
  2. For vinaigrette, whisk together olive oil, vinegar, garlic, and salt.
  3. Taste soup for salt, then serve with a drizzle of vinaigrette over each bowl.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 392 calories; 14.6 g fat; 46.6 g carbohydrates; 19.7 g protein; 3 mg cholesterol; 1102 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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So hearty and satisfying for a meatless recipe, and so yummy and good for you. Love the idea of the vinaigrette on top. I take it one further: Chop up some celery heart (the sweet-tasting, yello...

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the lentils never softened up, even after cooking in the crockpot for 18 hours..

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So hearty and satisfying for a meatless recipe, and so yummy and good for you. Love the idea of the vinaigrette on top. I take it one further: Chop up some celery heart (the sweet-tasting, yello...

I will make again. I would add more balsamic vinegar and a touch of Worcestershire sauce.

Very lovely blend of flavors. I didn't use the optional vinaigrette and used dried thyme instead of a sprig. Used consume granules instead of chicken or vegetable. Very nice lentil soup with n...

Being fond of garlic, I added a bit extra.

I've never liked lentil soup, but this one is outstanding!!! It is not earthy tasting like most others. I used dried thyme instead of fresh, and forgot to do the vinaigrette when it was done, Bu...

The soup was very good. The vinaigrette proved to be too much for my family, but we'll make the soup again!

the lentils never softened up, even after cooking in the crockpot for 18 hours..

Delicious! I have been making lentil soup for years, trying many different recipes and I think I found the ONE. It's delicious and the garlic vinaigrette drizzle is excellent. If I would add/cha...

I was surprised at how good this was since it was so easy to make! I added extra balsamic (probably triple the amount) to the soup itself by accident but turned out to be a good mistake ;) Did...