Red Lentil Soup

Ingredients:
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon dried mint, plus additional for serving
  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 1/4 cup coarse bulgur wheat
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • Butter, for serving
  • Lemon wedges, for serving
Preparation:
  1. In large pot over medium heat, add the onion, garlic, salt and pepper with the extra virgin olive oil.  Cook until the onion is soft and the garlic is fragrant, 4 to 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in the tomato, tomato paste, and mint, and cook for an additional 1 to 2 minutes.  Stir in the lentils and bulgur wheat, and cover with the vegetable stock and 2 cups of water.  Cover and simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until the lentils are tender.  Serve each bowl with a little pat of butter on top, letting it melt, along with a sprinkle of mint, red pepper and the lemon wedges.

3 comments:

A little bit of everything said...

your lentil soup sounds delicious. love the photo. thanks for sharing

Tractatus said...

Thanx a lot, your kind words make me sharing more :)

Mother Rimmy said...

This lentil soup looks amazing!

Kristi

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