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LENTIL AND ESCAROLE SOUP Recipe

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This recipe for LENTIL AND ESCAROLE SOUP, by , is from GOURMET GIRLS COOKBOOK, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Tina Covert
Added: Friday, April 17, 2009

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1/2 medium onion, chopped
1 small clove garlic, chopped
1 small carrot, coarsely chopped
3/4 cup French green lentils
1 bay leaf
2 whole canned tomatoes, drained, seeded, and coarsely chopped
1 ˝ teaspoons salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 slices Italian bread, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
1/2 head escarole, cut crosswise into 1 inch strips 2 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil

Directions:
Directions:
In a stockpot, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, and carrot and sauté until tender about 5 minutes. Add lentils, bay leaf, tomatoes, salt, pepper, and 5 1/2 cups water. bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until lentils are tender, about 40 minutes. Meanwhile, heat oven to 425 degrees. Toast bread cubes on a baking sheet turning occasionally, until golden brown, about 7 minutes. Add escarole to soup and cook for 5 minutes more. Adjust seasonings and serve in 4 bow!s topped with croutons and olive oil.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4

 

 

 

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