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Citrusy Five Lentils Soup

This is an easy soup to make. Perfect for a cold winter evening. The orange juice and lemon zest give the soup that special zing – a simple way to jazz up a vegetarian dish.

  • 225 gm of mixed lentils
  • 1.5 litres of water or vegetable stock
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon of mixed herbs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium size onion – grated or finely chopped
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Juice of 1 orange, fresh is best
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Grated Parmesan for serving
  • Coarsely chopped fresh parsley for garnishing

Heat  the olive oil, saute onion until translucent, add in lentils, bay leaves & herbs, water, lemon zest, orange juice. Bring to a boil, lower the heat and simmer for 30 minutes, or until lentils are cooked. Salt and pepper to taste. Add cheese and parsley prior to serving.

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About Urban permaculturist

I have an interest in sustainability; from food security to renewable energy. I am also a keen food gardener and vegetarian cook. For more information, check out my blog at: www.platelicking.wordpress.com/

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