This soup has a delicious smoky flavor, mild enough for young palates and complex enough for grown-ups. It is full of veggies and can can be made vegan by using vegetable broth instead of chicken broth. I was inspired by a delicious recipe I saw on Cookin’ Canuck a while back, and adapted the recipe to suit my own tastes. I used fire-roasted tomatoes, a bit of chili powder, a pinch of cumin, and cilantro. It was delicious!
If you’ve never bought lentils before, the packaging varies brand to brand–some call them brown lentils, others call them green. I purchased brown-colored lentils that were labeled “green lentils.” You’re not necessarily looking for French green lentils, you just don’t want red/orange lentils. Make sense?
This soup freezes well and is smashing with a hot grilled sandwich alongside it. Happy New Year! May the anti-gluttony begin!Print
Adapted from Cookin’ Canuck