Wow! This soup is fantastic. I just bought a huge bag of red lentils at a farm in Eastern Washington and didn't know what to do with them. With the cold of winter coming on this will be a staple in my house. Both my husband and I are on Weight Watchers and this recipe is all "core" foods. Super use of veggies, lentils and a kick from the jalepenos!
This soup is wonderful! I like to add a cup of pearled barley (already cooked) and some celery. It's a bit of work to make the soup, but it makes so much that we freeze the leftovers. Makes a great, easy meal from the freezer.
This is one of the best soups I've ever tasted. I made only a few small revisions. The first was accidental; I was on the phone while adding the ingredients and so added ginger instead of cumin, and when I realized my mistake I added the cumin as well. Then, rather than pureeing it all, I pureed half of it, especially to break up the large chunks, and re-integrated the soup. Also, I didn't have fresh limes and so used lime juice instead. Lastly, I added a bit more cayenne and some salt. This recipe is absolutely amazing, and now I've turned all the sour cream in my house into lime cream.