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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 360.0
  • Total Fat: 14.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 15.3 mg
  • Sodium: 201.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 44.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.8 g
  • Protein: 12.8 g

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Rustic Lentil and Pasta Soup

Submitted by: WHGRN60

Introduction

This recipe is an adaptation of the Lentil and Pasta Soup recipe in "The Soup Bible" by Debra Mayhew. Served with some crusty bread and a salad, it makes a great dinner on a chilly night! This recipe is an adaptation of the Lentil and Pasta Soup recipe in "The Soup Bible" by Debra Mayhew. Served with some crusty bread and a salad, it makes a great dinner on a chilly night!
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    3/4 cup green lentils (dry)
    6 cloves garlic
    1 quart water
    2 T extra virgin olive oil
    2 T butter
    1 medium onion, minced
    2 stalks celery, minced
    2 T tomato paste
    1 quart vegetable stock
    1/2 t dried marjoram (or a few leaves fresh)
    a few fresh basil leaves
    leaves from 3 sprigs fresh thyme
    3/4 C tubetti pasta (dry)

Directions

1. Put the lentils in a large saucepan. Smash one of the garlic cloves, and add it to the lentils. Pour in the water and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to a slow simmer and simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the lentils are just tender.
2. Strain the lentils. Remove the cooked garlic clove and set aside.
3. Rinse the lentils in cold water, leave them to drain. Heat the oil and 1T of the butter in a large saucepan. Add the onion and celery and cook over low heat for 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently, until soft.
4. Crush the remeaining garlic and peel and mash the reserved cooked garlic clove. Stir into the vegetables with the tomato paste and lentils. Add the stock, herbs, and salt and pepper to taste, and bring to a boil, stirring. Lower the heat and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
5. Add the pasta and bring to a boil, stirring. Simmer, stirring frequently, for 8-10 minutes, or according to the direction on the package, until the pasta is al dente. Add the remaining butter and more salt and pepper if needed.

Serves 4

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user WHGRN60.






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