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A table in Capri & Vegetarian Harvest Lentil Soup

A delicious hearty soup with a side of that view?

Yes, please.

I have been in Europe for a bit of work - and slotted in a little extra time for relaxing.
And one of the spots we landed for a few days was Capri, Italy.

We rented a historic villa that overlooked the sea- and had the dreamiest outdoor veranda area where we enjoyed breakfast and dinner everyday- and one of the days there my husband made his famous harvest lentil soup and sandwiches for dinner.

 I will share much more of the villa and our stay there soon- but today it is all about all of these delicious soups my friends are sharing- thanks to Kristen from Ella Claire Inspired for hosting!

Lentil soup is a favorite in our house- especially when it is chock full of garlic and chunky vegetables. Served with a warm bit of bread - it is a  hearty meal that is perfect for those chilly autumn and winter days.

Vegetarian Harvest Lentil Soup

1 16 oz. bag of lentils
1 whole garlic head -chopped
1 large onion -chopped
1 baby zucchini -sliced
1 c baby carrots -sliced
2 c fresh baby spinach
2 c small potatoes- chunked
16 oz. vegetable stock (optional)
1/2 fresh Italian parsley
1 tablespoon sea salt (to taste)
2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
Grated parmesan to sprinkle on top
Mini sourdough bread bowls for serving (if you would like)

After prepping all your veggies- combine everything in a large soup pot.
Add water until water is just about 1 inch above the ingredients and bring to a simmer.

Simmer for about 45 min stirring occasionally.

You can adjust the cook time depending on the desired firmness of the lentils- if you like them a little more firm- cook a little less time. 
Or a little more mushy- cook a little longer.

Cool for  5 to 10 min while you prep your bread bowls.
Fill your bread bowls and sprinkle with fresh grated parmesan and enjoy!

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  1. It's like out of a movie! Stunning, friend. The soup sounds delish too!

    xo Michael

  2. that archway looks exactly like the one in a friend's summer home in Provence surrounded by vineyards. It was sold after the death of the husband.

  3. that archway in the house looks so much like a home in Provence where we were invited for sat amid a vineyard. The house was sold after the husband died