Macedonian Lentil Soup

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This family-friendly Macedonian lentil soup is made hearty and comforting thanks to all the wonderful veggies included.


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  1. Wash, pick over for sticks or stones and then soak the lentils in a bowl.
  2. In a pot add Olive oil and onion and sauté until golden
  3. Add vegetables and sauté lightly
  4. Drain the lentils and add to the pot
  5. Add paprika stirring well (As much as your taste buds require there is no set amount)
  6. Add herbs and seasonings (amount up to your taste buds)
  7. Add lemon juice or vinegar (the amount is up to your taste buds add how strong you want the lemon or vinegar
  8. Pour enough water to fill the pot almost 3/4 full.
  9. Bring to the boil and simmer for an hour and a half.
  10. Test the lentils and season to taste.
  11. Always taste test for salt and pepper.
  12. Enjoy with a crusty loaf of bread and butter.
  13. You can add zucchini if in season, or sweet potato.
  14. This makes it a thicker soup and is yummy
  15. Just trial and error to your own preferences.
  16. The immigrant mums used to thicken it up with flour but all the vegetables seem to make it nice and thick anyway but it is up to you.
  17. Happy cooking
  18. Cheers.


Prepared, tried, and tested by Ctace from SA Tasty Recipes – Saffas  Daily Recipes


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