Peasant Soup

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2 carrots
2 turnips
2 leeks
12 cups water
1 cup lentils
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 bay leaf
Several sprigs fresh parsley, minced
Freshly grated black pepper
2 vegetable bouillon cubes or 2 tsp. salt
2 Tbs. olive oil or butter

8 servings

Like most homey French soups, this one can be made with whatever fresh vegetables you have available. Parsnips, potatoes, onions, shallots, chard, spinach, kale, winter squash, or pumpkin would all be good additions.

Clean thoroughly and trim the carrots, turnips, and leeks. Dice them and put them into a large soup pot. Pour in the water, and add the lentils, garlic, bay leaf, half the parsley, some black pepper, and the bouillon cubes or salt. Bring the pot to a boil for 10 minutes, then reduce the heat to medium.

Simmer the soup, uncovered, for about an hour, stirring from time to time. Toward the end of the cooking time, taste the broth and add more salt and pepper if needed, simmering for another 10 minutes to blend the flavors. Just before serving, stir in the olive oil or butter, and sprinkle with the rest of the minced parsley.

Recipe by Brother Victor-Antoine d’Avila-Latourrette
December 2000
from issue #30

posted in: carrots, leeks, soup, lentils, turnips

Comments (16)

markfreeman87 writes: Beautiful
Posted: 4:38 am on October 21st
stephenstone15 writes: Nice work
Posted: 3:40 am on October 18th
frankortega25 writes: Its tasty.
Posted: 2:04 am on October 15th
helenwise writes: Awesome
Posted: 5:08 am on October 6th
ericlimberlet writes: Looking great
Posted: 7:54 am on September 27th
Ednajooper writes: wow! its so yummy looking
Posted: 4:40 am on September 15th
dallasholt writes: Wow! what is dish
Posted: 2:53 am on August 13th
danfowler88 writes: Impressive
Posted: 12:20 am on August 3rd
AndyNick writes: very yummy
Posted: 1:52 am on February 23rd
rickyharvey writes: Thanks for sharing recipe of Peasant Soup. It is looking so yummy.
Posted: 9:06 am on February 17th
ammyvirk writes: wow very nice.
Posted: 12:36 am on January 27th
Amymoriya writes: That is wonderful
Posted: 3:24 am on May 23rd
howardjackson writes: Nice work
Posted: 3:29 am on April 6th
davidramirez5 writes: Amazing !!
Posted: 7:45 am on April 2nd
earlcollins writes: Brilliant Work.. well done
Posted: 8:29 am on March 31st
juanbell writes: Very creative work..
Posted: 2:31 am on March 28th
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