French Green Lentil Soup

A delicious lentil soup that Larry's sisters Laurie and Cyndy discovered. It's particularly good with real French Green Lentils, but green lentils from Trader Joes is also delish.

Ingredients

1 onion, chopped
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
2 T canola oil
3 carrots, diced
3 stalks celery, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 14 oz crushed or diced tomatoes
2 cups dry green lentils
6 cups veggie broth
2 cups greens (kale, spinach, cabbage), chopped
2 T white balsamic vinegar

Spices:
1 tsp dried oregano
1 bay leaf
1 tsp dried basil
salt to taste

Instructions

In large soup pot, cook onion, pepper, carrots, and celery in oil until onion is tender. 

Stir in garlic and spices and cook another 3-5 minutes. 

Add tomato, lentils, broth, and greens. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes. 

When ready to serve, stir in vinegar (important, this is delish!)

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