Lentil Soup from the Public Health Cookbook, Seattle & King County Department of Public Health—original source of recipe, US government resource in the public domain

  • Cook Time: Approximately 45 minutes
  • Serves: 4


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  1. Wash the lentils by rinsing them under running water.
  2. Put water in a large saucepan. Add the lentils, bring to boil, then reduce to simmer and cover the pan. Cook for 15 minutes.
  3. Stir in carrots, tomatoes, onion, garlic and seasonings.
  4. Cover and cook another 15 minutes or until lentils are tender.
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