Lucky Lucci Lentil Soup with Grano

Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup chopped bell pepper
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1-1/2 qt. water
  • 1/3 cup diced carrots
  • 1 cup brown lentils
  • 1/3 cup Grano or pearled wheat
  • 1 sm. can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup small shell macaroni optional
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Saut√© onion , bell pepper and garlic in olive oil. In a 3-qt. pan, add water, carrots, lentils and Grano. Cook on medium heat. Add tomato sauce and salt/pepper. Simmer 30 minutes or until tender. Add macaroni in the last 5 minutes. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and drizzle with olive oil.