In the fall and winter, when I get home from work and I want to make something delicious but quick, soup is my go-to meal. I absolutely adore soup and it’s so easy! It’s pretty inexpensive as well. The thing about soup when I make it, is that I rarely use the exact same combination of ingredient amounts. Basically, I put whatever veggies I have on hand into my Lentil Soup and my bean soups. At my house, we always have dried lentils.
Here’s what I did for this Lentil Soup.
1. Saute onions, garlic, and jalapenos in a little bit of butter.
2. Add potatoes, carrots, and celery. Mix together, toss with salt.
3. Pour the veggie stock and diced tomatos into the pot.
4. Add the lentils. Bring to boil, and simmer for 25 minutes, or until veggies are tender.
5. Add hot sauce (to taste), ginger, and a bit of tahini. At this point, you can add any fresh herbs you might have on hand. I usually like to add parsley, or cilantro.
6. Simmer for another 10 minutes, or longer if you aren’t prepared to serve dinner.
Time to eat the soup. You can serve this with crusty bread, some pasta, or even crackers. Enjoy!