Homemade Italian Lentil Soup
This is the quintessential Italian pot of love!
I grew up enjoying this heavenly soup made by my
Italian Nana - the original Concetta!
Everything she made was mouthwatering delectable!
I miss her and all that she made so special.
I love chopping veggies and prepping for soups! It is so relaxing to me.
Veggies sauteeing in olive oil....mmmmm....makes my home smell like heaven!
It will be ready soon!
We love to serve lentils over Ditilini pasta with lots of Parmesan cheese!
Concetta's Signature Lentil Soup
1-2 bags of lentils
(soak in cold water overnight or for a few hours)
Saute in 2-3 T olive oil the following finely chopped vegetables until soft:
2 large onions
5-6 celery stalks
5-6 garlic cloves
Season well with kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper.
Add 1/2 ~ 3/4 c white wine and simmer down.
Add lentils to pot and stir well.
Add chicken and beef stock to cover lentils by 2 inches - 8 to 10 cups.
You may use any broth you like - even veggie broth to make it completely vegetarian.
Add the following herbs & spices to your taste:
2 Chicken Bouillon Cubes
Add 1 Bay Leaf
You can also add a can of crushed tomatoes to soup
and 1 T of tomato paste when sauteeing vegetables!
Simmer for 2 hours until beans are tender.
Enjoy an Italian staple with your family!
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