A simple but perfectly balanced lentil soup, great for lunch with a slice of buttered crusty bread.
Everyone should have a recipe for simple lentil soup in their repertoire. It’s one of those dishes that takes basic ingredients and turns them into something greater through cooking. This recipe is the perfect pantry-ready dish - with carrots and celery in your crisper, dried French green lentils and yellow onions in your pantry, and Vanns Bay Leaves and Thyme on your spice rack, you’ll always have the ingredients for a week’s worth of dinners or lunches at hand. But just because the lentil soup is simple, doesn’t mean it’s bland -- the vegetables and lentils soften and sweeten as they simmer gently, the thyme and bay leaves add a hint of herbs, and the final step of pureeing some of the soup before stirring it back in thickens it beautifully. Serve it with some crusty bread and a green salad, and you have a classic cafe meal at home!
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