The weather has cooled down abit this month. Usually the temperatures are way up for the season but this year it has decided to change. Seeing that it wasn’t a very hot day today, I decided to make Lentil soup. It is such an easy dish and a very tasty and healthy one too. Here are the ingredients below.
½ kg brown lentils
1 medium-large onion grated
3 cloves garlic roughly chopped
1-2 carrots chopped (optional)
2-3 bay leaves
Pinch of oregano (optional)
Pinch of mixed spices (optional)
1-2 Vegetable stocks
Salt & pepper to taste (Use less salt if using stock)
Rinse the lentils well in a colander under running water.
Put the olive oil in the pan with the onion and garlic and saute for a few minutes. Add the carrots, lentils and bay leaves.
Add enough water to cover them plus a little more above them. Add the oregano, spices, vegetable stock and pepper.
Bring to the boil and then simmer for at least 1 hour or until the lentils have become very tender. Towards the end taste it and if you are going to use salt add it then and let it simmer a few more minutes.
Hope you enjoy it! Bon Apetit!!!!