As you can see I have tried to “decorate” my blog for upcoming Halloween. I never really was into Halloween, but now with a kid, it’s a must. I hope you enjoy the slight splash of color.
Lentils are legumes along with other types of beans. They grow in pods that contain either one or two lentil seeds that are round, oval or heart-shaped disks and are oftentimes smaller than the tip of a pencil eraser. They may be sold whole or split into halves with the brown and green varieties being the best at retaining their shape after cooking. http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=52
They are a very healthy bean, and a great substitute for things like potatoes in soups.
My recipe I used chicken broth, although this may be substituted for vegetable broth.
2 Carrots (chopped)
1/2 Onion (Chopped)
3 garlic cloves (minced)
1 Cup uncooked Lentils
1 can of Chicken or Vegetable Broth
3 Cups Water
Salt/Pepper as needed
Okay so chop your vegetables to your preference in size. Just remember that you have to cook them before adding liquid to make the soup, so they should relatively be the same size and be able to cook through easily, if not you may end up with a crunchy soup.
Add about 2tbsp. of olive oil to a pot, heat on medium high, add veggies. Render til veggies become soft. Add garlic towards the end.
Add Broth and 3 Cups of water, Drop in lentils. Simmer for 15-20 minutes.
The lentils will soak in some of the liquid. So there will be less. If you prefer more liquid, you can add more. Or add less Lentils.
Enjoy with the following post of Irish Soda Bread.
Very Quick and Easy Let me know how it works for you.