Sunday, January 13, 2008

Lentil-Tomato Soup

This modification of a "Cooking Light" recipe is a longtime favorite!
I find it hearty, spicy, and

comforting.

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
cayenne pepper, to taste
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 1/3 cups water
2 1/3 cups dried lentils
3 (14 1/2-ounce) cans fat-free, less-sodium chicken
broth (or two chicken bouillon cubes plus the
equivalent amount of water)
1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained

Heat olive oil in a large Dutch oven. Add the garlic;
sauté for 1 minute. Add spices and stir for a few
seconds to release their fragrance. Add water,
lentils, broth, and diced tomatoes; bring to a boil.
Reduce heat; simmer 1 hour or until lentils are
tender. To improve the soup's texture, puree small
portions in a blender and then stir them back into the
pot. Add salt to taste. (Note: A batch of this soup
makes a great addition to the freezer!)

--Rae
Leavenworth, KS

1 comment:

Aimee said...

This sounds really good! I love lentil soup. Although this baby does not like cumin.