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Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Red Lentil Soup with Lemon Yogurt : Vegetarian

This vegetarian recipe, is not just for vegetarians, it can be enjoyed by many! A thick, spicy red lentil soup cooled by zesty lemon yogurt ... quite yummy! Read on and see what you think ...

Serves Six

16g carb per serving

2 medium garlic cloves
1 medium onion
3 medium tomatoes
1 red hot chili pepper
2 medium carrots
1 tbsp. olive oil
1/2 tsp fresh thyme
1 tsp mustard seed
1/4 cup dried red lentils
5 cups no-salt vegetable broth
4 tbsp. plain whole-milk yogurt
2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 tsp lemon zest

1. Peel and chop garlic and onions.
2. Dice tomatoes into 1" cubes.
3. Remove stem, seeds, and membranes from hot pepper. Mince.
4. Peel and cut carrots into 1" pieces.
5. In large pan, heat oil over medium. Sauté onion, thyme, and carrots for approximately 3-4 minutes (until vegetables begin to soften).
6. Add garlic, hot pepper, and mustard seeds. Cook for additional 3-4 minutes.
7. Stir in tomatoes, lentils, and broth, and bring to boil.
8. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer gently for 40 minutes, until lentils are tender.
9. Mix together yogurt and half of lemon zest. Set aside.
10. Add lemon juice to soup and season with salt and pepper to taste.
11. Ladle soup into warmed serving bowls, and serve with small spoonful of lemon yogurt and remaining lemon zest.

Original recipe from here
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All the best Jan


Valerie-Jael said...

Oh, yummy, love the sound of this. Hugs, Valerie

William Kendall said...

It sounds good!

Martha said...

What a great recipe!

Catarina said...

I have made something similar. Delicious!!
: )

Gloria Baker said...

I love red lentils this is similar tha one I make but mine has zucchini, is delicious!

Pom Pom said...

That DOES sound good even though I have not fallen in love with lentils. Strong tasting dishes are just the ticket for this time of year. Thank you!

happyone said...

Sound yummy for a cold winter day.

Dianna said...

Thank you for sharing this recipe, Jan. We enjoy lentils so I think we will give this a try for supper tomorrow.

Christine said...

This looks so good!

Sandra Cox said...

Oh my gosh, this sounds sooooo good.
I'll be back and posting Friday.
Have a great day and relaxing evening.

Lady Fi said...

Sounds so delicious!

Cheryl said...

Looks and sounds delicious. I can make this minus the yoghurt.
I love soup.

Iris Flavia said...

Reminds me I have a tin of (cooked) lentins - I think I´ll try it with those (before the "best before" is gone!).

Mary Kirkland said...

I would definitely try this.

Snowbird said...

That's my lunch sorted for tomorrow, how warming it

sandy said...

That is one big post of comfort food - that looks and reads...delicious.

JFM said...

Sounds good to me, too 💮

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

This sounds like a very satisfying dish on a cold winter's eve, Jan! Love the touch of lemon, too! xx Karen

Haddock said...

The picture itself makes it mouth watering.

Stephanie said...

Yum! This sounds wonderful, dear Jan!

Have a lovely weekend. Hugs!

A Cuban In London said...

That look heart-warming! :-)

Greetings from London.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Jan,

The soup looks delicious and thanks for sharing the recipe - the perfect meal for a winters day.
Happy weekend

roughterrain crane said...

This is truly a good soup for winter days.

RO said...

Yummy! Great meal for a cold day and a movie! Happy Saturday and Hugs...RO

Magic Love Crow said...

Sounds so interesting and good!!! Thank you Jan! Big Hugs!

Sara - Villa Emilia said...

The vegetarian recipes are the best recipes. :)
Perhaps I too wouldn't add the yogurt, but otherwise this looks and sounds wonderful.
Wishing you all a happy week! xx