lentil soup recipe

By: Sona
Recipe date: 14/11/2014

lentil soup recipe


* 2 tablespoons olive oil
* 1 cup finely chopped onion
* 1/2 cup finely chopped carrot
* 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
* 2 teaspoons kosher salt
* 1 pound lentils, picked and rinsed
* 1 cup peeled and chopped tomatoes
* 2 quarts chicken or vegetable broth
* 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground coriander
* 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground toasted cumin
* 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground grains of paradise


Place the olive oil into a large 6-quart Dutch oven and set over medium heat. Once hot, add the onion, carrot, celery and salt and sweat until the onions are translucent, approximately 6 to 7 minutes. Add the lentils, tomatoes, broth, coriander, cumin and grains of paradise and stir to combine. Increase the heat to high and bring just to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover and cook at a low simmer until the lentils are tender, approximately 35 to 40 minutes. Using a stick blender, puree to your preferred consistency. Serve immediately