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Lentil Soup Recipe

September 21, 2011

E makes amazing lentil soup and as he was making it the other night I wrote down how he made it. He usually doesn’t use recipes which I think is an art and am completely jealous of him. If you are like me, you need some direction!

Here are instructions for making the best Lentil Soup Ever!

Ingredients:

Red lentils (If you can’t find them, green lentils are fine too)

1 Potato & Carrot (If desired – He didn’t use this the night we had it, but said if you want it, you can add it.)

1 Green Bell Pepper

1 Red Bell Pepper

1 tbl flour

2 tbl tomato paste

Garlic to taste

Salt

Pepper

Directions:

1.  Wash lentils 3x and then let them soak in water for maybe 30 minutes. The ratio of water to lentils is 2:1.

2.  After soaking, put lentils on the stove and boil water. E said when you can smell the lentils and they look like they are “melting”, you can go on to the next step.

3.  If you want potatoes or carrots, dice them and put them in with the lentils while you are boiling them. If not, go on to step 4.

4.  While lentils are boiling prepare the bell peppers by dicing them, then sautee them in olive oil or butter. When they get soft, add1 tbl flour and mix around for about 30 seconds, then add 2 tbl tomato paste and mix around for another 30 seconds.

5.  Add a little cold water to the mixture and stir it around then pour it in with the boiling lentils when they are ready. Boil for 3 more minutes with everything together. You can add salt, pepper, garlic or whatever else you want at that point. Turn the heat down and you are ready to go.

Afiyet Olsun!

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