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					                Lentil Lemon Soup Recipe




Ingredients :


      1 (14.5 ounces) can Chicken Broth
      6 cups Water
      1 small Onion, peeled and diced
      1 Bay Leaf
      3 sprigs Italian Flat Leaf Parsley
      2 sprigs Fresh Thyme
      4 cups Water
      1 1/2 cups Dried Brown Lentils, rinsed and drained
      1 1/2 pounds Swiss Chard, rinsed, stems removed and cut into 1/2 inch slices
      2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
      1 large Onion, finely chopped
      4 cloves Garlic, crushed
      3 tablespoons chopped Fresh Cilantro
      1/2 cup Lemon Juice
      Salt, to taste
      1 Lemon, cut into wedges
Preparation :



   1. Add chicken broth or stock to stockpot. Stir in water, ½ cup chopped onion, bay
       leaf, parsley and thyme.
   2. Bring to a gentle boil over medium high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer 90
       minutes.
   3. Strain and reserve 4 cups stock to make lentil soup. Refrigerate or freeze
       remaining stock.
   4. Add reserved stock to stockpot and stir in 4 cups.
   5. Stir in rinsed and drained brown lentils.
   6. Bring to gentle boil over medium high heat.
   7. Cover stockpot.
   8. Reduce heat to low and simmer 60 minutes.
   9. Add olive oil to non-stick skillet. Heat over medium heat until olive oil is hot.
   10. Stir in onion and cook about 2 minutes or until tender. Stir continuously.
   11. Stir in garlic, and sauté additional minute.
   12. Stir in Swiss chard. Cook until wilted.
   13. Transfer sautéed vegetables to stockpot with lentils.
   14. Stir in cilantro and
   15. Stir in chopped fresh cilantro and fresh lemon juice.
   16. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
   17. Serve with lemon wedges.

				
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