|A simple soup recipe is the best way to enjoy the great taste of lentils.|
Rinse the lentils thoroughly, and pick through to remove any pebbles or other detritus.
Place in pot with stock, bring to a boil, lower heat to simmer, partially cover, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes. Add salt and continue cooking until tender – another 10 minutes or so. (Add more liquid as needed, but not too much.)
Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in the frying pan, add onion, and sauté for 5 minutes. Add garlic and soy sauce and sauté another 2 minutes.
Stir onions and remaining spices into the lentils, taste, and adjust seasoning. Serve hot.
|Notes||For a thicker soup, purée some or all of it.
Lentil soup freezes beautifully, especially if you save it into
Don’t miss my recipe for red lentil soup.
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