Friday, January 8, 2010

Crushed Lentil Soups

Winter is here....burrrrrrrrrr! This is another one of my childhood recipes. My mother used make this soup like she was cooking for the "Soup Kitchen" for the masses. The masses we were ... with 5 hungry and cold kids, mom always had Crushed Lentil soup on the stove during winter time. During these cold months me and my girls love soup! Crushed Lentil soup is one of our favorites.

Ingredients needed:

2 cups of red lentils
8 cups of water
1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
3 cloves of garlic
1/4 white onion
3 Tablespoons Curry
1 teaspoon Cumin
1 teaspoon Accent
salt & Black Pepper t.t

In food processor puree the following:

3 cloves of garlic
1/4 white onion
1/4 water

Place the lentils and water in the pot over HIGH heat for 20 mins. Skim the surface for impurities. Add the puree, chicken base, curry, cumin, accent, olive oil, salt and black pepper. Let simmer for 30 mins. (The longer it simmers the thicker it will be.)

Serve in a bowl with sliced onions, black olives, lemon wedges and toasted pita on the side! Enjoy!

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