Healthy Lentil Soup

What could be a better choice for a hearthy soup than the one recommended by the bible itself? Easy, tasty lentil soup recipe!

As I recently have some time, I was looking on the internet last week. In need of new, stirring thoughts, inspiring dishes that I’ve never tasted before, to impress my family with. Searching for quite some time unfortunately couldn’t find lots of interesting stuff. Just before I wanted to give up on it, I stumbled on this yummy and simple dessert simply by chance over Suncakemom. It seemed so delicious on its pic, it called for prompt actions.

It had been simple enough to imagine just how it’s made, how it tastes and how much my husband is going to enjoy it. Actually, it is quite easy to impress the man when it comes to desserts. Yes, I’m a lucky one. Or perhaps he is.Anyhow, I got into the website and simply used the simple instuctions which were combined with superb photos of the process. It really makes life much easier. I could imagine that it’s a slight effort to shoot snap shots in the midst of cooking in the kitchen as you may usually have sticky hands thus i sincerely appreciate the time and energy she put in to build this blogpost .

With that said I’m encouraged to present my own recipes in a similar fashion. Thanks for the thought.

I was fine tuning the original recipe to make it for the taste of my loved ones. I can say it was a terrific success. They prized the taste, the structure and loved having a delicacy such as this in the midst of a lively workweek. They ultimately asked for more, more and more. Hence the next occasion I’m not going to make the same mistake. I am going to double the quantity .

Lentil Soup Vegan courtesy of SunCakeMom.

Rinse the lentils then put them into a pot and fill it up with water to soak. Follow instructions on the packaging for soaking.

Heat the oil in a big pot and then add the diced onion, carrot, celery and salt to it.

Saute the onion, carrot and celery on low heat until the onion gets a light brownish caramelized look. It takes around 15 to 20 minutes.

Add black pepper and the garlic then continue frying them on low heat until the garlic releases it’s nice garlic scent. This will take around 2 to 3 minutes. Mind not to burn the garlic to dark brown as that would ruin the dish.

Add the lentils.

Fill the pot up with water then add tomato, spinach and paprika. If we use any other vegetables or herbs for flavoring this is the time to put them in. Parsley root, parsnip, basil, oregano, chives or thyme are all great options to choose from.

Also this is the time for any kind of meat or bones to be used. Add the Spanish ham to the soup then cook the lentils according to the times marked on the packaging. Brown lentils normally take 40 minutes to one hour.

Roughly 10 minutes before the end of cooking add the chosen vegetables to the soup. Put the lid back on and bring it to boil.

When it starts to boil lower the heat and simmer it for about 10 more minutes or until the vegetables get the desired texture then take it off the heat.