Saturday, October 4, 2014

Black Rock Farmers Market Demo: Collard Greens, Lentil & Squash Soup


Hi Black Rock Farmers Market Visitors,

It was the perfect day for soup and a fire and the Black Rock Farmer's Market had both today! Thank you all who visited my table for a sample of my Collard Greens, Lentil & Squash Soup highlighting Sport Hill Farms Collard Greens and Delicata Squash.  I appreciate everyone's support and humbly share my recipe below.  

Collard Greens, Lentil & Squash Soup
Serves 6-8

1 carrot, peeled and diced
1 celery, thinly sliced 
1 onion, minced 
couple of sprigs of fresh thyme 
1 garlic clove, minced
1 bag of lentils 
1 bunch of collard greens, ribbed and cut into thin ribbons
1 delicata squash, peeled and cubed 
1 14oz can of your favorite crushed tomatoes
salt and pepper to taste 


1. In a stock pot add 1 tbs of olive oil and sauté onion, carrot, celery and thyme.  Cook until ingredients soften and flavors develop. Approximately 10 minutes.  Then add garlic. Stir.

2. Add lentils, stir and toast for 3-4 minutes. Then add collard greens and squash. Mix well. Season with salt and fresh pepper.

3.  Add in crushed tomatoes and enough water to cover ingredients.  Cook for 40-50 minutes until lentils have softened and flavors have developed. Adjust seasoning and enjoy!

Chef Raquel

Owner/Chef A Pinch of Salt 
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