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Lentil soup is a delicious dish; here’s how to make it

When the weather is cold and dreary, the Green House on Porter in Ocean Springs offers homemade soup.
When the weather is cold and dreary, the Green House on Porter in Ocean Springs offers homemade soup. Special to the Sun Herald

Lentil soup is hardly a Southern tradition, but if well-made, it is delicious, so I am including this recipe here.

In fact, there is archeological evidence of this legume being consumed by humans for thousands of years. If a recipe has been around that long, it has got to be good, right?

Sauté onions, carrots, celery and garlic in oil, season with a bit of oregano, bay and dried basil, add a can of whole tomatoes, 2 cups dried lentils and 8 cups of chicken stock or water. Simmer until the lentils are tender. This soup is particularly good with a dark wheat or pumpernickel bread.

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