I love soup. I love making big batches of soup and eating it all week for lunch. And I’ve been doing that!
On Sunday I made up a big pot of lentil soup. It was one of those things where I just dumped everything in my soup pot and let it cook. It doesn’t look very impressive, but it’s really, really tasty. I threw it in my blender to get it all smooth, but I suppose if you want it chunky you could chop up the apricots and any veggies you want in there. I think I’d suggest using a lentil that doesn’t quite fall apart as much when it’s cooked if you’re not going to blend it, though. Red lentils get really mushy.
3 oz. red lentils, about a cup
3 oz. dried apricots
potatoes! probably a little over a pound. leave the skin on, it’s good for you!
5 cups of water and a veggie bouillon cube, or vegetable broth
1 1/2 tsp. cumin
1 Tbsp. dried parsley, or a handful of chopped fresh parsley
Throw everything in a pot and give it a stir. Cover it and bring it to a boil. Turn down the heat and let it simmer for a half hour or so. Then whiz it around in your blender, taste and add any other spices that you want. I think I just threw in some black pepper.
So easy! I like the mixture of cumin and the apricots a whole bunch.