Monday, February 16, 2015

Curried Lentil Soup Recipe

We love lentils.  I've always wanted to come up with a good lentil soup recipe, and this one is my favorite.  The curry powder is the perfect compliment to the lentils, and the ratio of soup broth to lentils is spot-on.  This is a hearty soup that will be sure to warm you up on cold days.

Curried Lentil Soup Recipe

2 carrots
Olive oil
1-1/2 cups dry lentils
6 cups of water
3 tsp Better Than Bouillon Organic Chicken Base
2 tsp curry powder

First, peel and dice the carrots.  Add a drizzle of olive oil to a large pot and add the carrots.  Use a wooden spoon to saute the carrots until they are lightly browned.  Rinse 1-1/2 cups of dry lentils, then add them to the pot with 6 cups of water, the Better Than Bouillon, and the curry powder.  Give it a good stir and wait for it to come to a boil.  When it starts to boil, cover it, turn the heat down to Low, and simmer it for one hour.  Serves 4+ people as a main course.  Side note:  Adding leftover cooked chicken to this soup is an excellent addition!

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