Thursday, April 01, 2010

Vegan Lentil Soup

I made Lentil Soup for dinner two nights ago and OMG it come out so GOOD and with a little kick, I love spicy foods! :) But I fell in love with this recipe and so did Aaron we actually had it for lunch and dinner again lol That's the beauty of soup it can last for a couple days! YUM!!!

You will need:
♥ 2 Cups Dried Lentils
♥ 2 1/2 cups of Water
♥ 2 Cups Vegetable Broth (Your favorite kind or home made!)
♥ Fresh Lemon juice (I use one small lemon)
♥ 3 Stalks Celery, diced.
♥ 1 Small Onion, diced.
♥ 2 Large Carrot, diced.
♥ 2 cloves of fresh garlic, finely chopped.
♥ Pepper & Sea Salt to taste
♥ 1 yellow chili pepper for spicy! (optional)
♥ Fresh herbs (Tyme, Oregano and Parsley work well.)

Directions:
1. Start by soaking your lentils for about a half hour in warm water. Then rinse well. Pour the vegetable broth over the lentils. It should just cover them, then add another 2 1/2 cups water. Lentils absorb A LOT of liquid. You might even have to add more later. Put on high to boil.
2. While you’re waiting for the lentils, start dicing your vegetables. When the lentils come to a boil, let them cook for about 5-7 minutes (adding more water if necessary) before adding the diced vegetables. At this point add in all the other ingredients. Mix well and let cook for at least 1 1/2 hours on medium low, stirring every 10 minutes and adding water if needed.
3. When the lentils stop looking like lentils and more like soup, the broth becomes thick and all of the vegetables are tender, you are almost there and time to Serve and EAT!

3 love notes:

Briana said...

oh my jeeeezz I love lentil soup! I may have to try this :)

Elizabeth said...

Yom :P

veggal said...

Your lentil soup looks good!
I made this balck bean soup the other day and it was pretty good! You might want to check it out:

http://www.vegrecipes4u.com/black-bean-soup.html