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I'm in South Africa Lentil Soup

What you need: 

2 carrots chopped
1 rib celery chopped
1 cup chopped mushrooms (250 ml I think) more is good anyways
2 onions chopped
2 large cloves of garlic, chopped
1 1/2 cups (375 ml) dried rinsed Lentils
6 cups stock (honestly how yummy your soup is soooooo dependent on the stock)
2 tablespoons olive oil

What you do: 

In a large soup pot heat oil over medium heat. Sauté garlic for a second then add onion. Stir until it starts to cook slightly translucent. Add the remaining vegetables and stir till they just cook and color.
Add Lentils, sauté for a second, and then add stock. Bring up to a boil then turn the heat heat down so it is at a simmer. Cook for roughly 20 minutes or even longer it doesn't matter you can't kill it.
Let cool a little and then dig in.
As always the soup is sooooo much better the next day and you can add other fun things. My Boyfriend, a def. non vegan but loves my cooking(the reason this American is living in South Africa), loves cilantro aka fresh coriander so I chop a little and top the soup with it and it is super yummy.
There must be a mess of lentil soups and this is really dependent on the right stock (believe me I've used yucky ones and a nice one makes such a difference). I hope this is helpful and whomever tries it enjoys it.
Cheers!

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SO HOW'D IT GO?

This is a tasty soup! Very hearty and filling. I added a few fingerling potatoes, about have a pound of baby spinach, some dumplings, and used a combination of red and brown lentils and split yellow pigeon peas. Really yummy  :)

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This was a GREAT recipe; I doctored it up by adding diced potatoes and peas, making it nice and chunky and almost like a stew rather than a soup. YUMMY ;D

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My bf really liked it.  I added a handful of couscous and since my bf LOVES cilantro I also added it to his bowl.  Thanks!

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This was Awesome Soup.. I added corn to mine and a little more vegetable broth then what was called for.. it was perfect for a cold winter night.. I will be making this again.

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So, so good! I've been searching for a great lentil soup recipe, and now I've finally found it. This will be my standard lentil soup recipe from now on. Very easy to make, yet rich and hearty. Thank you for posting it!

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