A bowl of lentil soup.

Lentil soup

Serves 6-8

Ingredients

2 cups dried lentils  
5 pints water  
2 onions, diced  
1 tablespoon olive oil  
2 carrots, diced  
1 teaspoon low sodium salt 
1/4 teaspoon pepper  
1 bay leaf  
1 teaspoon dried mixed herbs

Instructions

Wash and drain the lentils. 

Combine the lentils with the water in a large pan or soup kettle.

Bring the water and lentils to boil and cook on a medium heat for one hour. 

Heat the oil in a nonstick pan.

Brown the onions in the oil. 

Add the browned onions, carrots, salt, pepper, bay leaf and mixed herbs to the lentils. 

Cook on a low heat for two hours. 

Discard the bay leaf. 

Remove the soup from the heat. 

Purée the soup until it is smooth. 

Return the soup to the hob if necessary.

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