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Red Lentil Soup

Another great body- and soul-warming vegan favourite. Works great for when you need a hug in your life. This soup feels like a hug.

Another great body- and soul-warming vegan favourite. Works great for when you need a hug in your life. This soup feels like a hug.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups red lentils, rinsed
  • 1 cup bulgur
  • 1 can canned whole tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tbs tomato paste
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 tsp. cumin (optional)
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 6 cups (1 gallon) broth or water

Garnishes

  • Crumbled feta
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Croutons
  • Lemon juice
  • Parsley
  • Plan yoghurt

Method

Peel and roughly chop the onion. In a large pot, heat 1 tbsp of oil on medium heat. Cook the onion until translucent, about 5 min. Add the aromatics: cumin, pepper and tomato paste. Cook, stirring well, until the tomato paste turns orange, about 5 min.

Add the rest of the ingredients. Bring to boil on high heat. Reduce the heat and let simmer for a few hours.

Process with a blender until desired smoothness. Adjust the seasoning.

Serve hot with your choice of garnishes.

Notes

  • Keeps for about 1 week in the fridge.
  • Freezes well.
  • If you make it really-really thick, can be used as a pureed side-dish.

Photo by Hanna Balan on Unsplash

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