Kundalini Yoga for Temecula, Murrieta, and Lake Elsinore

Green French Lentil Soup

* Exported from MasterCook *

French Green Lentil Soup

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Serving Size : 6 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Soups

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 tablespoon Olive oil
1 large Onion(s) -- diced
1 tablespoon Garlic -- minced
1 tablespoon Ginger -- minced
6 cups Vegetable stock
1 Bay leaf
1 tablespoon Ground cumin seeds -- pref roasted
1 1/2 cups Lentils -- washed and drained
1 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Pepper
1/2 cup Unpeeled carrots -- diced (replace with green vegetable on Green Diet)

1/2 cup Celery -- diced
1 cup Tomato sauce -- pref homemade

1 tablespoon Porcini Powder -- (see pg 42)
Fresh cilantro -- to garnish (opt)


1. Heat the olive oil in a large, heavy pot. Add the onion and saut� over medium heat
until it begins to brown, 3-4 minutes. Add the ginger and saut� for a few seconds.

2. Add the stock and bring to a simmer. add the bay leaf, cumin, and lentils. If using
mushrooms instead of Porcini Powder (see note, mince and add them to the soup now.
Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.

3. Add salt, pepper, celery, tomato sauce, and Porcini Powder, if using.
Cook over low heat for 30-45 minutes. Remove the bay leaf. SErve hot.

Can be refrigerated for 2 days. Reheat before serving.

Note: You can substitute 2 dried mushrooms for the Porcini Powder.
Soak the mushrooms in 1 cup water for 30 minutes. Lift them from the
soaking water and squeeze over the water to return any liquid to the cup, then dice.
Strain the soaking water through a fine sieve-mesh sieve and use it in place of 1 cup stock.


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