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Zuppa de lentiche con pasta
Preparation - Easy
Serves 4 - 6

  • 1/2 lb dry lentils (better fresh, and 'green'), rinsed in cold water
  • 3 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 3 TBSP tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup pasta, ditalini or other small pasta
  • Lemon juice, to taste
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
OO Large, heavy saucepan.

  1. Heat olive oil in a saucepan.
  2. Add onion, carrot and garlic and sauté over medium heat until transparent and soft.
  3. Add lentils and water to cover to a depth of about an inch.
  4. Simmer gently for about 1/2 hour till lentils are nearly cooked through -(more or less depending on type, size and age of lentils).
  5. Add tomato sauce and pasta and a little more water if need be, stirring occasionally.
  6. Simmer till pasta is cooked through.
  7. Season to taste with salt, pepper and lemon juice.
  8. Serve hot.