Recipe by ZAHIRAH
"This thick soup is perfect for a cold winter day. It keeps well for a couple of days, and the leftovers are fabulous! This is a great soup to make while camping for a filling meal. Serve with a dash of vinegar and some crusty bread."
Hmm. None of these ingredients are on sale today.
Show ingredients on sale
Sort stores by
Save money at local stores when ingredients are on sale!
Watch video tips and tricks
extra-virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
I used about 4 quarts of water. I modified the recipe slightly, changes include 1/2 cup olive oil, 6 potatoes, 16 oz. baby carrots, 3 lbs of lentils, and 12 ounces of mushrooms. The total yield was around 7 1/2 quarts. I am going to be eating this for days! I hope everyone else enjoys as much as I did.
Not a bad soup- I diced instead of grating the onion, and added a can of diced tomoatoes as I didn't have any fresh. I also added seasonings and a teaspoon of beef boullion. My husband suggests adding meat as well, although that would make it not a vegetarian's choice. Not too bad, but I wasn't impressed enough to make it again.
Hearty, satisfying soup. I liked the lentil and plantain combination, but next time I might try it with black beans just to see how that is. My only problem was that the lentils needed to cook a little longer than the rest, but that could be because I didn't soak them long enough or because they were a bit old to begin with.
Add a squeeze of lemon and some paprika when serving.
I omitted the plantains and bay leaf (because I have limited access to new ingredients) and added a red bell pepper. Spiced with coriander and paprika. After the soup simmered for almost an hour, I used a potato masher and smashed up the potatoes and lentils a bit to make it creamier. My first lentil soup, and I absolutely loved it.
This was my first attempt at lentil soup and it was a complete success with my family. It's easy and fairly fail-proof. I've made this soup twice now and it's tasted better each time! I modified it a bit; I diced the onions and tomatoes, (instead of grating them), and I also left out the plantains. I added a *bit* of chicken broth, perhaps a cup, after it simmered a while and I thought that really added to the flavor. I like lentils a little bit more on the tender side, so I soaked, then boiled, them for about 30 minutes before adding the other ingredients. I also let the soup simmer longer.
This was a wonderful recipe. I made a large batch, and seperated it out into smaller containers. I froze those containers and then took a few of them with me on a camping trip. As they thawed I was able to reheat them on my stove. It was still fabulous.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Lentil Soup IV
Serving Size: 1/20 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 20
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 167
** Calories from Fat: 29
Muffins are great for breakfast, with coffee, or just as a snack on the go.
Soup is what the doctor ordered to cure those winter blahs.
Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!
See how to make a hearty, healthy, and flavorful vegetarian soup.
See how to put a Hungarian twist on comforting lentil soup.
See how to make a traditional Lebanese lemony lentil soup.