"You, who dare insult lentil soup, sweetest of delicacies" said Aristophanes almost 2400 years ago.
Yes, there is a reason why lentils (and soup) are still consumed by humans over thousands of years.
It is hearty, fulfilling, and nutritious. It is rich in iron, protein, dietary fiber, and potassium.Popeye should have been popping cans of lentils instead of spinach!
But this is not a lesson in nutrition; suffice to know it is nutritious. What is important is that it is delicious.
And easy to make. A winner all around, I would be tempted to say...
1 cup orange lentils
2 stock cubes
1 large onion, chopped
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp turmeric
Boil the lentils in 4 cups water with the stock cubes for 20 minutes.
During this time fry the onion in a little oil and add the spices when soft.
Add the onion and spice mixture to the lentil, allow to cool.
Blend until smooth, return to the cooking pot.
Add water to adjust the thickness of the soup.
Remember to drink the soup with some vitamin C (like a squirt of fresh lemon or a glass of orange juice) to maximize iron absorption!
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