Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Puy lentil, red onion and herb soup

For today 
Black and White Wednesday, organized by Susan of The Well-Seasoned Cook, I have chosen to photograph a soup, and also to write the recipe.

Puy lentil, red onion and herb soup

300 g puy lentils
1 bay leaf
1 pinch of salt
1 red onion
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (plus more for serving)
1 sprig sage
1 sprig rosemary
1.5 l vegetable stock
1 tbsp freshly chopped parsley and chives

Served with homemade onion ciabatta

Rinse the Puy lentils and place in a pot with plenty of water and one bay leaf. Cook for about 25 minutes, then add one pinch of salt and stir. Drain, discard the bay leaf and rinse again. Chop the red onion and place in a capable pot with the oilve oil, sage and rosemary, and sauté for a few minutes, then add the lentils, followed by the vegetable stock. Simmer for about 30 minutes, and just before serving add the chopped parsley and chives and another drop of extra virgin olive oil.

Photo and Recipe by Alessandra Zecchini ©


  1. Una zuppa ottima e leggerissima!Ti scalda il cuore!Un bacio!

  2. You're weekly BW photos are always lovely elements of food and cooking! I love it! Btw, haven't seen Party Food for Girls here in bookshops, but found your first book Sweet Art at the library.

  3. Mi sto facendo una zuppetta di lenticchie proprio adesso!!! poi provo questa versione!!ciao

  4. Le tue foto, che siano a colori o in bianco e nero sono sempre molto belle e trasmettono l'amore che tu hai per la cucina ....
    ps. ma hai tolto uno dei tuoi blog??? ora sono solo 3, mi sbaglio per caso?

  5. queste foto in bianco e nero del mercoledì sono sempre bellissime!

  6. Mi piaccioo troppo queste foto del Mercoledì!!!

  7. I love this photo and the soup sounds truly delicious. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  8. mi piace tanto questa zuppa, semplice delicata....qui è inverno e il freddo vero inizia ad arrivare...ora le fragole non possono sbagliare più e riposano fino a primavera! un bacione

  9. @ Annabanana, maybe you will find my second book (Savour) in the library also :-). Pity about the shops, try to ask, if someone asks at least they have to look it up in the computer, and if it a chain they will know in which store they may have a copy.

    Artu', i blog ci sono ancora, veramente ci sono anche questi e

    ma ogni tanto li tolgo dal profilo perche' mi sembra un numero eccessivo!

    A tutte, sono contenta che vi piacciano le foto del mercoledi' magari provate anche voi :-)

  10. beautiful click..interesting and lovely soup..

  11. Hi Sobha, long time no see, I'll come over to visit you now :-).



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