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Uplifting lentil soup

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uplifting lentil soup, zuppa di lenticchie

Uplifting lentil soup

Uplifting, comforting, soothing. And highly traditional. Even the bible mentions it as comfort food. How good can a recommendation get? This soup is made in various ways with different types of lentils. This is a classic Sicilian preparation. Feel free to modify.
  • Prep Time 20 Minutes
  • Cook Time 60 Minutes
  • Total Time 80 Minutes
  • Serves 4 People
  • Calories 275 kcal


  • 400 grams of lentils
  • 2 liters of vegetal broth
  • 1 big onion
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 2 bay leaves
  • salt, pepper and olive oil


  1. Dice the carrots, onion and celery
  2. Fry in olive oil till tender
  3. Wash the lentils and add them to the sautéed vegetbles
  4. Stir for about 5 minutes and then add the diced tomatoes and bay leaves
  5. Add the broth and let it simmer for 50 minutes
  6. Salt is added at the end
  7. Drizzle some olive oil in the soup right before serving


Uplifting is the best adjective for this soup. It is healthy, tasty and easy, too. As the matter of fact, lentils contain a lot of iron. And therefore an excellent replacement for meat. That is a good reason why not to add any. The other being it does not add to the overall taste.Lentil soup gets better overnight. While it sits in the fridge, it gains character. How to obtain an even more uplifting result? Try it with pasta. Short pasta. A wonderful winter dish. One may have bread instead of pasta. Or just spoon away.What shall we drink with this dish? A prominent dish needs a prominent wine. We'd advice a wine made on the slopes of mount Etna. By three youngsters who produce Sicily's future. Generazione Alessandro is the company, Croceferro the wine. 

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