Lentil Soup
From: Paulette, Saint-Leonard, Quebec, Canada
Comments: Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 60 to 90 minutes
Servings: 4
IngredientsPreparation
  • 1 1/2 cups [375 mL] salt pork dices
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 leek, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups [375 mL] lentils
  • 4 cups [1 L] vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 stalk celery, minced
  • 1 medium carrot, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon [15 mL] chopped parsley
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Into a large casserole, melt salt pork dices over medium heat.
  • Remove pork from casserole; reserve.
  • Brown chopped onion and leek in melted fat.
  • Mix in lentils.
  • Pour vegetable or chicken broth into casserole; bring to a boil.
  • Lower heat; mix in reserved pork, celery, carrot, garlic, bay leaf, parsley and a little salt and pepper.
  • Simmer for approximately 1 hour, until lentils are tender.
  • Salt and pepper, remove bay leaf and serve, really, really hot.