Beautifully balanced recipe. Doesn't need any changes. A friend served at a dinner party, and I have enjoyed it at a few other dinner parties since then. Rave reviews by all guests.
Good recipe. I thought it was a tad bland so added additional salt and bay leaves
Thus was very easy to prepare and I had all the ingredients in the pantry. Great soup for a week night dinner on a chilly night. I didn't make the grilled cheese sandwiches, but I'll keep that in mind for next time. I added some smoked sausage to the soup and used chicken broth instead of all the chicken bullion cubes. It needed a little "bam" so I added some red pepper flakes. I didn't have fresh basil, so we did without and it was great. Good solid recipe that can be modified to use what you have in the pantry. I pick up red lentils from the bulk department of my grocery store and they cook much faster than brown or green lentils.