2 cups fully-cooked chicken breast, shredded (may be omitted for a vegetarian version)
½ cup flat leaf Italian parsley, chopped (plus extra for garnish)
6 cloves of garlic, finely minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
28 ounce-can plum tomatoes, drained and rinsed, chopped
2 cups dried red lentils, rinsed
salt and black pepper, to taste
1 large turnip, peeled and diced
8 cups vegetable stock
1 medium yellow onion, diced
Ready In 55 Minutes
To a large dutch oven or soup pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
Add the onion, carrots and celery and cook for 8-10 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally.
Length: 10 minutes
Add the garlic and cook for an additional 2 minutes, or until fragrant. Season conservatively with a pinch of salt and black pepper.To the pot, add the tomatoes, turnip and red lentils. Stir to combine. Stir in the vegetable stock and increase the heat on the stove to high. Bring the soup to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 20 minutes or until the turnips are tender and the lentils are cooked through.
Length: 22 minutes
Add the chicken breast and parsley. Cook for an additional 5 minutes. Adjust seasoning to taste.
Length: 5 minutes
Serve the soup immediately garnished with fresh parsley and any additional toppings. Enjoy!