Lenticchie di Castelluccio in Umido

Castelluccio Lentils in broth from Umbria... the land of lentils.

Lenticchie di Castelluccio in Umido


For 4 Person(s)


  • 1 pound Castelluccio lentils or any lentils you can find at your local grocer
  • 1 pound peeled tomatoes
  • 2 medium sized carrots
  • 1 medium Onion
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • 2 leaves of fresh basil
  • vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup EV olive oil
  • salt & pepper


  1. Chop the carrots, onion and celery very fine.
  2. In a pot add the olive oil and saute` the carrots, onion and celery.
  3. After 3 mins. add the tomatoes and the basil.
  4. Salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Cook for 15 mins. at medium heat.
  6. Add the lentils and the hot broth to completely cover the lentils.
  7. Cook for an additional 20 mins. add more hot broth as needed.
  8. Serve by adding a dash of fresh EV olive oil. 




Thursday, 14 December 2017
Just perfect for this rainy weather. - lkkalj