Lauren's Lentil Soup (North African Style)

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READY IN: 2hrs 15mins
Recipe by laurenpie

Surprisingly good from a surprising combination of ingredients. I can't take the credit, this is a merging of Lentil Soup by Sidney Mike and Lemon Lentil Soup by Chef Bggio. The first time I made this, the top flew off my blender, even though I was holding it down, and I made a hot mess all over my kitchen cabinets! What I learned is that when the ingredients in your blender are hot, the air at the top expands quite forcefully, so be ready! Now when I go to blend the soup I actually keep one corner of the blender lid slightly raised (still holding tight with my hand) so that air can escape when I push the button.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Place first 12 ingredients in large pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, covered, for one hour.
  2. Add carrots, celery, onion and garlic. Again bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, covered, until lentils and vegetables are soft, probably about one hour. Don't overcook the vegetables!
  3. Puree half the soup in a food processor or blender, then return pureed portion to the pot, stirring all together.
  4. Garnish with green onions or fresh parsley.

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