Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Easy Lentil Soup Plus

This week I made myself a new version of my two-pot vegetable soup,

Lentil Soup Plus
  • black and brown lentils
  • celeriac
  • carrots
  • squash
  • onion
  • sweet potato
  • vegetable oil and seasonings
I don't measure.  Sorry, but it all decides on how much you need and how large your pots are and how large the veggies are and what mood you're in.  This is a very easy recipe. Think flexible! 
A couple of hours before cooking...
  • check lentils for stones or bugs
  • put in pot and add boiling water and cover and leave for a bit
  • add more boiling water and then cook on stove
  • prepare your vegetables for the food processor or cut them up yourself

  • put the vegetables in a pot after cutting or shredding
  • add some oil and saute
  • then pour in the cooked, or almost cooked, lentils and some more boiling water until pot's pretty full, cover and then simmer for at least 40 minutes
  • season with salt, pepper and whatever
  • cook another few minutes
  • turn off and leave for at least 15 minutes
And it's ready and delicious!


Quilting Corner said...

I am trying your dishes and enjoying them. Do you have any great ideas for large families 10 or more?

Batya said...

Quilting, I'm sure that most of my recipes are good for large families, because I make large quantities, since I only do a big cooking once a week. You'd finish them in one go. The soups used to be made in giant pots, catering size when we had a full house with guests.
My Musakka, However You Spell it and Make it can also feel a lot of people depending on your baking pan, or just make two of them and serve with spaggetti.