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.

6 comments:

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 try...now, 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!

-momtimesfour

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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