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Old 08-13-2012, 11:40 AM   #1
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simple lentil soup

I've Googled and I'm not the only one looking for this but apparently no one has been successful: Does anyone have a clone recipe for Progresso lentil soup? DD loves it and I have lentils, veggie broth, tomato paste, celery, spinach, etc. on hand. But I'd rather not wing it unless I have to.

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Old 08-13-2012, 12:44 PM   #2
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Re: simple lentil soup

I make lentil soup a lot, haven't had much of the canned stuff but I tell you what my basic recipe is. (sorry, I don't measure anything!)

Cook onion, celery and chopped carrots in a small amount of oil until they soften a little then add a couple of cloves of garlic and cook a few seconds more. Add rinsed lentils and cover with broth/water. Bring to a boil and then cook on low until the lentils are done, about 30 minutes. Add spinach, salt and pepper and any other spices (I like a little cumin) and cook a few more minutes until the spinach is wilted.

Sometimes I add a can of tomatoes before the lentils. A squeeze of lemon into your bowl of soup is really good too.

ETA: I forgot I usually add a bay leaf as well.
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Re: simple lentil soup

The progresso is the absolute BEST!! I would love to have a recipe that is similar.
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Re: simple lentil soup

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The progresso is the absolute BEST!! I would love to have a recipe that is similar.
Well, I have a can on the counter and the Joy of Cooking open to the lentil soup recipe, so if my experimenting is a success, I'll post it here later this week.
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Well, I have a can on the counter and the Joy of Cooking open to the lentil soup recipe, so if my experimenting is a success, I'll post it here later this week.



Sounds great!!
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I make lentil soup a lot, haven't had much of the canned stuff but I tell you what my basic recipe is. (sorry, I don't measure anything!)

Cook onion, celery and chopped carrots in a small amount of oil until they soften a little then add a couple of cloves of garlic and cook a few seconds more. Add rinsed lentils and cover with broth/water. Bring to a boil and then cook on low until the lentils are done, about 30 minutes. Add spinach, salt and pepper and any other spices (I like a little cumin) and cook a few more minutes until the spinach is wilted.

Sometimes I add a can of tomatoes before the lentils. A squeeze of lemon into your bowl of soup is really good too.

ETA: I forgot I usually add a bay leaf as well.
Sounds yummy!
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