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Spicy Lentil Soup

by Emma on May 18, 2011

in Dinner,Soup

I think the first time I made lentils was about 2 years old. (I almost typed ’1 year’ there but then I realized it’s been more like two years, man time flies!) I was a little nervous as a read the back of the plastic bag package they came in. It stated that I needed to rinse and check the lentils thoroughly as there could be tiny pebbles mixed in.

I think it took me about an hour to throughly check my dry lentils that first time. I was very nervous to miss a tiny rock in my food and chip a tooth while eating later. And I was sort of alarmed that there might be rocks in my lentil bag. Why didn’t the good folks at Kroger or whatever check this for me!?

I have never found a pebble in my lentils, but I still always check.

In short, lentils are dangerous. So live on the wild side with me and made some spicy lentil soup. Just call me Emma Danger. That could be my X-Men name, I have the hair you know.

Spicy Lentil Soup, makes 3-4 servings

Ingredients: 1 small bag of lentils (rinsed and checked over), 1/2 white onion, 1-2 jalapeno peppers, 2-3 tablespoon olive oil, 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth (low sodium), salt and pepper and other spices you like (I added some curry powder and cumin).

Cook your lentils according to package directions. I like mine slightly on the softer side when making soup so I cook them a little longer than my package. Just FYI. Drain lentils, set aside. In a large pot or dutch oven saute chopped onion in oil over medium heat until soft. Add in chopped and de-seeded peppers and cook another 2-3 minutes. Turn down the heat a little and add broth and lentils. Season to taste and continue to cook until everything is piping hot and yummy. Then eat.

Never eat anything that isn’t yummy yet. Duh.

I served mine with a tiny dollop of tahini (love the nutty flavor) and a loaf of fresh baked bread. But you do what you like.

xo. Emma

{ 5 comments }

pinksuedeshoe May 18, 2011 at 10:23 pm

Emma Danger! I love it. You need a cape. With a cupcake on it or something.

rara avis May 18, 2011 at 10:37 pm

great! i can see the laser-cupcake being painted into the nightsky to call for help with midnight-kitchen-chaos!

Meghan May 20, 2011 at 2:05 am

Pebbles in legumes are no joke! I wish I could attach a picture to show you how we once found about 6 good sized rocks in a bag of black beans! Talk about dental damage if someone had eaten them. It does seem like the better quality beans you buy, the better they are already picked, and therefore less dangerous.
Lentil make really yummy veggie burgers too!

ashley May 20, 2011 at 6:05 pm

haha you were two years old or two years ago?

I found two pebbles in some macaroni and cheese a few weeks ago. That was not a pleasant experience.

Michelle June 6, 2011 at 8:18 am

I just recently came across your blog, and this recipe jumped out at me. I made it the other day, and I’m comoletely in love with it! Thank you for posting wonderful vegetarian dishes.