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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 a little time, I had been surfing on the internet yesterday. Trying to get new, intriguing ideas, inspiring dishes that We have never tried before, to amaze my loved ones with. Searching for a long time but could not come across any interesting stuff. Right before I thought to give up on it, I discovered this tempting and easy treat simply by luck over Suncakemom. It looked so fabulous on its photos, that called for immediate action.

It was not so difficult to imagine the way it is created, its taste and how much my hubby might like it. Actually, it is very easy to delight the man in terms of desserts. Anyways, I went to the page and then followed the simple instuctions which were coupled with great snap shots of the process. It really makes life rather easy. I can imagine that it is a slight hassle to take photographs in the midst of cooking in the kitchen as you typically have gross hands thus i highly appreciate the time and effort she placed in for making this blogpost .

With that said I am encouraged presenting my own, personal dishes in a similar fashion. Thanks for the idea.

I was tweaking the original formula create it for the taste of my loved ones. I have to say it was an incredible success. They enjoyed the flavor, the structure and enjoyed having a treat such as this during a stressful workweek. They ultimately asked for even more, many more. So the next time I am not going to make the same mistake. I’m likely to double the quantity to make them delighted.

Original Easy Lentil Soup is from 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.

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