Tuscan Minestrone with Lentils


Cooking time: 1 1/2 hours
Preparation time: 10 minutes

Makes: 8 servings





  1. Heat oil in a 6-quart soup pot. Saute garlic, onion, red pepper flakes and bay leaf 5 minutes.

  2. Add water, chicken stock and lentils. Simmer 30 minutes.

  3. Add leek, carrots, celery, potatoes, green beans, tomato sauce, Italian and Cajun seasonings. Simmer 30 minutes.

  4. Add zucchini, kidney beans and stewed tomatoes and simmer 15 minutes.

  5. Add orzo and spinach and simmer 15 minutes.

Recipe modified from one received 4/29/2001 from Arlene Morgan.


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