3 Reviews

Loved this recipe ! It was hearty and tasted just like the lentejas my mom used to make and she's from Jalisco, Mexico!

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ygkddr December 31, 2013

I'm sorry, but I really wanted to be able to give this a higher rating. I made the vegetarian version of this recipe and hoped that by adding an ordinate amount of salt and pepper that it wouldn't be bland. I found that I had to keep adding and adding not only salt, but numerous spices and seasonings in order to give it any flavor at all - onion salt, garlic salt, chili powder, and yes, even cumin - anything to make it work, because I hate giving low ratings on recipes. I'm willing to admit that being an American, and a Californian to boot, my palate has been way too overstimulated over the years by Tex-Mex, so perhaps it's difficult for me to appreciate authentic Mexican cuisine. However, I think there needs to be a few more spices as well as specific salt and pepper amounts in the ingredients list in order to make this soup more flavorful.

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Recipe Junkie May 23, 2006

You are so right! Cumin has no place in most truly Mexican dishes. I love the spice, but I find that Mexican recipes written by non-Mexicans always include it in huge quantities. Any way, your lentil soup is superb, truly delicious! Thank you for posting.

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Chef Karina May 22, 2006
Mexican Style Lentil Soup