Here is a recipe that fits our gloomy and rainy weather perfectly. A delicious lentils soup with veggies and lots of spices to warm up and have fun too.
You can add a lot of other veggies that you have laying around if you want to. It is the kind of recipe that is sort of a base that you can twist to your own taste and needs! Because tomatoes aren’t in season anymore, I used canned tomatoes!
Cozy veggies lentils soup (serves 4 to 6) :
- 300g uncooked lentils
- 100g snow peas
- 400g tomatoes
- 1 carrot
- 1 onion
- 3 garlic cloves
- 1 liter of broth
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 2 branches of thyme
- Juice of half lemon
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Salt and pepper
Peel and mince onion.
Peel and chop carrot in small pieces.
Peel garlic cloves and mince it thinly.
In a big pot, add olive oil and fry the onion for 2 to 3 minutes.
Then add garlic, carrot, bay leaf, thyme and a generous pinch of salt and pepper. Fry for a good minute.
Add the broth, tomatoes, lentils and cumin.
Check the seasoning and adjust if needed.
Let it cook for 25 minutes with a lid on and add snow peas.
Let it cook 10 more minutes.
Before serving, add lemon juice to the soup and mix well.
Serve warm with lots of parsley!