8 cups water
1 pound lentils
4 carrots diced
4 celery stalks diced
1 large green bell pepper diced
5 large tomatoes chopped
2 vegetable bouillon cubes
3 bay leaves
4 sprigs fresh thyme
1 large onion diced
6 garlic cloves chopped
dash of olive oil
salt to taste
Cook lentils and all vegetables until boils.
Add bullion cube, bay leaves and thyme and simmer for one hour.
In separate pan, sauté onions and garlic and add to pot and continue to cook another 15 minutes.
Season with salt.
Pairs Well With
Lentils are part of the legume family and they have protein and high fiber content.
They come in various colors ranging from yellow, red, green and brown.
Lentils do not need to be presoaked.