21 July 2009

Green Lentil Soup with Vegetables

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It's a known fact that green lentils are a rich source of protein. Always try to cook lentils frequently. There are so many ways lentils can be cooked I don't think it will be that difficult. Here is a lentil recipe with vegetables which makes lentils even more nourishing than they already are:


  • 1 small cup of green lentils

  • 1 middle size onion, chopped

  • 1 middle size tomato, peeled and chopped

  • 1 small carrot, scraped and chopped

  • 2 green peppers, chopped

  • 1 small red pepper, chopped

  • 1 clove of garlic, chopped

  • 6 small cups of hot water

  • 1 desert spoon of red pepper paste

  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil

  • a pinch of ground black pepper

  • salt


  1. Wash the lentils and boil in enough water for 5 minutes, then strain.

  2. Put the olive oil, chopped onions, carrots and peppers in a pot and cook for 2-3 minutes.

  3. Add the chopped tomatoes and cook for 2 more minutes.

  4. Add the lentils, red pepper paste, chopped garlic, salt, ground black pepper and 6 small cups of hot water and cook for 25 minutes on low heat.

  5. It's ready to serve! You can sprinkle a pinch of red pepper flakes and add a few drops of lemon juice if you wish.

I'll answer before you ask!
  • So many answers, but I'm O.K. with it. Come on and ask!

  • We boil the green lentils first, to get rid of the dark color and so that it doesn't make gas.

  • Don't forget to chop the carrots finely!

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