September 27, 2011

Tasty Tuesday - Lentil Soup

So today i'm feeling a bit under the weather, I don't like it one bit. But what other way to take care of a slight cold no other than eating a bowl of good soup. I'm such a magnet for soup, I can just eat about any kind, as long as it has some spice to it. I love my soup spicy and not my regular meals, funny right? I would hear from people saying Lentile Soup was the best soup they've ever had. You know what they say about a good soup right? Good soup cures the soul. Well, I will be one of those peple who will try it. So without further adu, I present you today's Tasty Tuesday Lentil Soup. Thanks To The Food Network Online!

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.