Classic Lentil Soup

Yield: 8 Servings

1 Lb. Green Lentils

2 Tablespoons Olive Oil

1 Red Bell Pepper, Diced

1 Medium Onion, Diced

½ Cup Diced Celery

½ Cup Minced Kale

1 ½ Cup Diced Red Skin Potatoes

1 ½ Cup Diced Ham

6-8 Cups Chicken Stock

2-3 Teaspoons Bazaar Seasoning,

       Casablanca Seasoning OR

      Mediterranean Kitchen Seasoning

1 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar

½ Teaspoon French Grey Salt

½ Teaspoon Ground Tellicherry Pepper

This recipe provides a real model for the Farmhouse Fusion culinary lifestyle. It has that fresh-from-the-garden goodness that comes from the vegetables, blended into a classic Mediterranean dish, and topped off with a little of the global flare that comes from the seasoning blend you choose. But most of all, it is fresh, flavorful, and satisfying, all at once.  

 

Heat oil in a large saucepan pan placed over medium heat. Add bell pepper, onion, celery, carrots, and diced potatoes. Sauté the mixture, stirring frequently, for 8-10 minutes until the celery and onions become transparent.

 

Add lentils, kale, ham, 6 cups chicken stock, 2 teaspoons seasoning, salt, and pepper to the pan. Stir to combine. Bring mixture to a boil. Cover pan and reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer soup, stirring frequently, for 15-18 minutes until vegetables are tender and lentils are al dente. Add vinegar and more stock, if necessary to reach desired consistency. Taste and adjust seasonings as desired.

MorningStar Kitchen Seasonings Featured in this Recipe
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Bazaar Seasoning
Every Middle Eastern
Spice Master creates his
or her own version of Za'atar
for use with breads and olive oil, legumes, meats, salads, and more. Like Za'atar, our blend is perfect in Middle Eastern recipes like kababs, hummus, fattoush and more!
Bazaar Za'atar Seasoning from MorningStar Kitchen
Casablanca Seasoning

Adapted for Home Chefs

from  the North African

Classic Harissa. Complex, fiery hot, and spicy, Casablanca our version of the versatile North African blend used to season meats, poultry, couscous, legumes, soups, and stews. When blended with olive oil, it also makes a flavorful paste and condiment. 

Casablanca Seasoning Harissa Seasoning from MorningStar Kitchen
Mediterranean
Kitchen
Whether your'e making
Italian lasagna or Greek Moussaka - or whatever Mediterranean dish you desire - this seasoning blend practically guarantees a perfect sauce every time. Perfectly balanced, this savory blend has the subtle Mediterranean flavor you are looking for. Use with meats, stews, soups, and vegetables, too. 
Mediterranean Kitchen Seasoning from MorningStar Kitchen
At MorningStar Kitchen we are BIG on soups! We love them so much that every January we celebrate "Soup Season."
If you're like us, you'll want to try some of our other soup recipes. Why not check them out, starting with our recipe for 
Smoky Potato Chowder
French Grey
Sea Salt
With its artisanal, Old World
appeal, French Grey sea salt is a
favorite of professional chefs. Hand
harvested from mineral-rich salt beds, we believe this one is the perfect salt for accomplished Home Chefs as well.
French Grey Sea Salt from MorningStar Kitchen
Smoky Potato Chowder Recipe by MorningStar Kitchen
Tellicherry
Peppercorns
No Home Chef's kitchen is 
complete without Tellicherry peppercorns, which are considered the finest pepper in the world. Left on the vine longer than other black peppercorns, these berries are given time to develop their complex, robust flavor to develop more fully.
Tellicherry Peppercorn from MorningStar Kitchen