Spiced Lentil Soup Recipe

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Spiced Lentil Soup

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Serves:

4

Ingredients

3 Tbsp
olive oil
2 Tbsp
unsalted butter
1
onion, chopped
2
carrots, diced
2
ribs celery, diced
1
green bell pepper, diced
1 small
boiling potato, peeled, diced
1 tsp
ground cumin
1 Tbsp
ground chili powder
3/4 tsp
ground allspice
1 small
bay leaf and 5 sprigs parsley, tied together with kitchen string
1/2 lb
lentils, picked over
6 c
chicken broth
salt
freshly ground black pepper

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Place the olive oil, butter and onion in a soup kettle, set over low heat and cook until the onion has softened, about 5 to 7 minutes.
2
Increase the heat to medium, add the carrots and stir-cook for 1 minute.
3
Add the celery and stir-cook for 1 minute.
4
Add the green pepper and stir-cook for 1 minute.
5
Add the diced potato, cumin, chili powder and allspice; stir-cook for 1 minute.
6
Add the herb bundle, lentils and chicken broth; bring to a boil, then boil for 1 minute.
7
Cover and simmer for about 1 hour, or until the lentils are tender.
8
The soup may be prepared in advance up to this point.
9
Season the soup with salt and fresh pepper to taste and discard the parsley-bay leaf bundle.
10
Ladle the soup into warm bowls and serve steaming hot.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetable Soup
Other Tag: Quick & Easy