Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Lentil Soup

I have had a request for my lentil soup recipe. I decided to publish three that I have. The first two are from Fix It and Forget It Recipes For Entertaining. The last one is from Molly Katzen's Moosewood Cookbook.

Russian Red Lentil Soup

1 T. oil
1 Lg. onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 C. diced, dried apricots
1 1/2 C. dried, red lentils
1/2 t. cumin
1/2 t. dried thyme
3 C. water
2 14.5 oz. cans chicken or vegetable broth
1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
1 T. honey
1/2 t. coarsely ground black pepper
2 T. chopped fresh mint
1 1/2 C. plain yogurt

1. Combine all ingredients except mint & yogurt in slow cooker
2. Cover. Heat on high until soup starts to simmer.
3. Add mint & dollop of yogurt to each bowl of soup.

Lentil Soup

4 C. hot water
1 14.5 oz. can tomatoes
1/4 C. tomato juice
3 medium potatoes, peeled & diced
3 carrots, thinly sliced
1 onion, chopped
1 rib celery, sliced
1 C. dry lentils
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 bay leaves
4 t. curry powder
1 1/2 t. salt
sour cream

1. Combine all ingredients except sour cream in slow cooker.
2. Cover. Cook on low 8 hours.
3. Serve w/ sour cream on top of individual servings and crusty bread.

Lentil Soup..."gentle"

Begin this soup in the morning. It should simmer all day.

I. Simmer, covered, 3-4 hours

3 C. raw lentils, rinsed
7 C. water or stock
2 t. salt

II. Steam, or saute in butter. Add to lentils after they've simmered 3-4 hours.

2 t. minced garlic
1 C. chopped onion
1 C. minced celery
1 C. chopped carrots

III. Add to soup about 30 minutes before serving. (Optional: fine herbs, such as thyme or oregano or basil.)

lots of black pepper
1 1/2 C. chopped, fresh tomatoes
2 T. dry red wine (I use balsamic vinegar)
2 T. lemon juice
1 1/2 T. molasses or brown sugar
1 T. wine vinegar

Sprinkle extra vinegar and and freshly chopped scallions onto each serving.


TACParent said...

You found them. Good for you. I have a ham bone in the freezer you could use for one of your famous recipes.

Dymphna (4HisChurch) said...

Mmmmmmm. I know my dh would appreciate the addition of ham!

Micki said...

Thank you for finding your recipes and putting them here for us all. I can't wait to, which one first? Hmmmmmmmm...I do have some ham in the frig and I think that sounds like a great addition also. Again, thank you.

Dymphna (4HisChurch) said...

Your welcome, Micki.

The Mominator said...

Ooooo. I could do that 3rd one (can't do dairy). They all sound delicious!


Dymphna (4HisChurch) said...

You don't have to use the dairy in the first one if you don't want to.

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