Thursday, December 5, 2013

Lentil Challenge - Lemon Lentil Soup

"Oh my word. This is delicious." Those were the words I heard at dinner when I made this soup.

When I saw the recipe with lemon in it, it sounded a bit Mediterranean. Add some feta cheese and you have a Mediterranean dish.

You know you still have a few pounds of lentils and are on the lookout for new recipes when you visit someone's home and see a lentil recipe hanging on the bulletin board and ask for a copy. (I am an introvert and that is just not something that I do. I am still shocked that I did it but after making the recipe I am so glad that I did.)

I have no idea what cookbook this came out of remember I just saw it pinned to a bulletin board and asked for a copy.

It was so good. I just wanted to taste it.
I forgot to take a photo before I began eating. 
I think I should have diced my carrots a bit smaller. 

Lemon Lentil Soup

1 tbsp Olive (or cooking) oil
1 1/2 cups diced onion
1 cup diced carrot
1 1/2 tbsp 1/2 tsp chopped fresh oregano
3 garlic cloves minced
1 tsp  chopped fresh rosemary (1/4 tsp dried crushed)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp dried crushed chillies
1 bay leaf
6 cups chicken stock
1 1/2 cups dried red split lentils or brown lentils

6 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp grated lemon zest
1/8 tsp pepper

crumbled feta cheese
chopped fresh parsley
to top the bowls of soup

Heat olive oil in large saucepan or medium-high. Add onion. Cook for 5 to 10 minutes, stirring often, until onion starts to brown.

Add next 8 ingredients. Cook for about 3 minutes, stirring often, until carrot is tender-crisp.

Add chicken stock and lentils. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, partially covered, for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until lentils are very soft. Discard bay leaf. If using brown lentils it will take longer.

228 Calories 
4.3 g Total fat (1.8 g Mono; 0.5 g Poly; 1.7 g Sat)
5 mg Cholesterol
35 g Carbohydrate
6 g Fiber
15 g Protein
995 mg Sodium

Here are my other posts regarding the Lentil challenge.

Lentil Challenge
Lentil Challenge - More-With-Less
Lentil Challenge - Lentils & Rice Taco Style
Lentil Challenge - Lentil Soup

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1 comment:

  1. Sounds delicious. I've never noticed dried crushed chilis in the spice aisle. Did you have any trouble finding this, and would crushed red pepper work to substitute?



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