Scottish Red Lentil Soup

This healthy version of Scottish Red Lentil Soup contains no barley. It is great with a crusty bread or crackers.

Scottish Red Lentil Soup
Scottish Red Lentil Soup
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Servings Prep Time
6 Servings 15 min
Cook Time
45 min
Servings Prep Time
6 Servings 15 min
Cook Time
45 min
Scottish Red Lentil Soup
Scottish Red Lentil Soup
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
6 Servings 15 min
Cook Time
45 min
Servings Prep Time
6 Servings 15 min
Cook Time
45 min
Ingredients
Servings: Servings
Instructions
  1. Place the red lentils in a bowl and cover with about an inch of water, set aside;
  2. Put the measured water and or Vegetable stock in a large soup pot, with a teaspoon of salt. Bring to boil (skim any scum off that rises to the top) then let it simmer.
  3. In a medium frying pan, saute the onion, carrots, celery and turnip/rutabaga in the olive oil for about 6 or 7 minutes on medium heat. Remove from the heat.
  4. Add the red lentils and the sautéed vegetables, and another teaspoon of salt; stir well and let simmer for about 30-45 min or until lentils are tender.
  5. Season soup with salt to taste and freshly ground pepper.
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