How to Make Simple Vegetarian Lentil Soup

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How to Make Simple Vegetarian Lentil Soup Recipe
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I usually cook my own lentils, but these are handy and delicious.

I usually cook my own lentils, but these are handy and delicious.

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Boil four quarts of water.

Boil four quarts of water.

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Add three tablespoons faux chicken base to boiling water and remove from heat and set aside.

Add three tablespoons faux chicken base to boiling water and remove from heat and set aside.

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At this point you'll be making a basic Mirepoix.

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Heat oil on medium heat in large pot.

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Dice one cup carrots.

Dice one cup carrots.

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Dice one cup celery.

Dice one cup celery.

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Dice two cups cup onion.

Dice two cups cup onion.

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Add celery, carrots, onion, and salt to hot oil.

Add celery, carrots, onion, and salt to hot oil.

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You will sweat the onions and cook the  vegetables until onions are clear, about 5-7 minutes.

You will sweat the onions and cook the vegetables until onions are clear, about 5-7 minutes.

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Add "chicken" stock, and stir.

Add "chicken" stock, and stir.

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Add 1 1/2 teaspoons of cumin and coriander and add 1 teaspoon celery seed.

Add 1 1/2 teaspoons of cumin and coriander and add 1 teaspoon celery seed.

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Chop four San marzano tomatoes and add to the pot with one cup of the juice.

Chop four San marzano tomatoes and add to the pot with one cup of the juice.

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Let the soup cook for about an hour, hour and a half, to let the soup thicken, and the flavors to meld and become concentrated. You can cook it to your desired thickness and taste.

Let the soup cook for about an hour, hour and a half, to let the soup thicken, and the flavors to meld and become concentrated. You can cook it to your desired thickness and taste.

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Serve warm, and enjoy.

Serve warm, and enjoy.

Ingredients

2 Pounds Pre cooked Lentils 
1 Cup Carrots  
1 Cup Celery  
2 Cups Onion  
Teaspoons Coriander  
Teaspoons Cumin  
1 Teaspoon Celery seed 
4 Quarts "Chicken" stock  
4 Canned peeled stewed San marzano tomatoes  
1 Cup Sauce form canned tomatoes 
2 Tablespoons Cooking oil 
3 Teaspoons Kosher salt  
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