Simple Lentil Soup

June 5, 2006 at 7:08 am (Beans, Beans and greens, C (2 stars, okay, edible), Dark leafy greens, From a friend, Quick weeknight recipe, soup)

My friend Sara gave me this recipe for a very simple lentil soup.

Bring to a boil:
2 cups french lentils (I used whole red lentils)
1 head garlic, chopped

4-5 cups grated carrots
curry powder to taste (I used 2 tsp. homemade curry powder)
salt to taste (I used 1 tsp. salt)

Simmer until tender.

Sara adds: When I’m reheating for meals, I’ll add some kind of green like chard or spinach.

My notes: My 2 cups lentils made about 8 big bowls of soup, about 9-10 cups of lentils and broth. It cooked surprisngly quickly. I tasted it last night when I was starving and it’s simple tasting but it really hit the spot. This morning I quickly sauteed a small bunch of collards on high heat with a bit of water, then added the soup. It’s pretty plain, but tastes good. I know Derek would say it’s bland but it’s pretty fast and easy to make and very healthy (especially with the greens) so I might keep this recipe around and make it again just for myself. I could probably add chipotle powder to his and he’d like it 🙂

Rating: B-


  1. kathleen said,

    hey, um, what if i use knox stock rather than curry powder? would it still taste good?

  2. kathleen said,

    OOOH! i tried your recipe..with the curry powder! it’s awesome! worked well for my brother and my father! forget the stock…i lov this recipe! thanx.

  3. Daniel said,

    Not the most flavourful thing I’ve ever eaten, but I really enjoyed it. I added a splash of white wine vinegar before eating. Added a little something. Thanks for the recipe!

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