Soups and Stews Phase 1 - Green Lentil Soup-Cleansing

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07-16-2009, 08:38 PM

2 Medium Onions
2 Cloves Garlic
1/2 tsp Sea Salt
1 TBSP Sesame Oil
1 tsp ground cumin
1 Cup Green Lentils
5 Cups Broth (vegetable pref. or chicken)
1 Bay Leaf
2 Thin Strips Lemon Rind (splurge for an organic one)
1 TBSP Fresh Lemon Juice
6 Thin slices of Lemon for garnish

Chop onions into med pieces. Chop garlic. On a cutting board, mash the garlic into the sea salt to make a paste.

In a 3-4 quart soup pot, hat the oil over medium heat. Add the onions and saute until translucent-about 3 to 5 minutes. Add the garlic pasted and cumin and cook until the onion is golden, about 6-7 minutes longer.

Meanwhile, rinse the lentils (you may have already presoaked them)

Add lentils and stock and bring to a boil. Add bay leaf and lemon rind, and reduce heat. Simmer for 45-60 minutes, or until lentils are to your liking.

Discard bayleaf and lemon rind. Add the lemon juice and stir. Pour into bowls and garnish each with a slice of lemon.


I really recommend using organic ingredients to enhance the cleansing properties of this soup. It is great frozen with lemon slices included, and reheated when you need a fast healthy meal.

07-17-2009, 09:57 PM
Are the lentils the basic green/brownish ones or the French lentils (which are small & dark green)? :)

07-17-2009, 10:46 PM
My bag says "Organic Green Lentils"

additionally, I found this description;"The difference is subtle in flavor but big in the presentation. Brown lentils do not hold their shape during cooking like the French lentils do. The green lentils don't need to cook as long and make attractive salads and side dishes. The brown lentils are great for stews or soups since they break down and serve as a thickener."

Mine held their shape. Hope this helps.

Fat Melanie
07-19-2010, 10:34 PM
Yum! I was planning on making lentil soup tomorrow. I found a recipe on Google, then I came across this recipe, so I'm thinking of making a sort of combination of the two. The recipe I found via search includes chopped tomatoes and carrots, so I'm thinking, add that to the lemon ingredients of your soup and voila! It sounds tasty.

Just Dance Girl
10-28-2010, 09:01 PM
This sounds great, I'll try it tonight!