A satisfying meal does not necessarily come in multiple courses. This middle eastern red lentil soup is a meal all on its own and will be sure to satisfy.
Recipe by HelloFresh
Make tonight’s dinner easy and filling with a pot of lentil soup.
- 1 yellow onion
- 8ounces carrots (168g)
- 1stalk celery
- 2cloves garlic
- 1cup red lentils
- 1can whole plum tomatoes (14 oz)
- 1teaspoon cumin
- 1teaspoon dried mint
- 1 lemon
- ½ounce fresh mint (14g)
- 1tablespoon vegetable stock concentrate
- 1tablespoon oil
- Prep the veggies: halve, peel, and dice the onion. Peel the carrots, then finely dice. Finely chop the celery. Mine or grate the garlic. Zest the lemon, then slice into wedges. Thinly slice the mint, reserving a few leaves for garnish.
- Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Add the onion, garlic, celery, and carrot and cook, tossing, 45 minutes, until softened. Add the cumin and cook 30 seconds, until fragrant. Season with salt and pepper.
- Add the tomatoes and the dried mint to the pot. Using a potato masher or wooden spoon break up the tomatoes until almost smooth. Add the lentils, vegetable stock concentrate, and 2 cups water to the pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer for 2530 minutes, stirring occasionally, until lentils are tender. Season with salt and pepper.
- Remove the bay leaf from the pot. Add the chopped mint and a squeeze of lemon and stir to combine.
- TIP: If you have a blender, you can blend the soup
fora creamy consistency!
- Ladle the soup into bowls and garnish with lemon zest, reserved lemon wedges, and fresh mint leaves. Enjoy!