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Green Lentil Soup

1 c Green lentils
1 md Grated onion
3 1/2 oz Olive oil
10 oz Can tomatoes, crushed
2 tb Tomato paste
3 tb Red vinegar
1/2 ts Salt
1/2 ts Black pepper
2 tb Chopped Italian parsley
1/2 ts Basil
3 Garlic cloves, chopped
2 Bay leaves


Soak lentils. Drain, rinse & add salt. Set aside. With heat at medium, add olive oil to the pot & grated onion with parsley.

Cook to a golden colour. Add 4 litres of water & lentils. Bring to a boil. Add bay leaves, garlic, basil, pepper, tomatoes & paste. Cook for 2 1/2 hours, stirring every half an hour. Check the cooking lentils & ensure there is enough water.

Before serving, add red vinegar, mix well. Check seasonings.


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