Thursday, January 14, 2010

Lemon Lentil Soup

Another soup! Soon I will have made enough soups to take over the world muah haha!!! What's that you say, soup does not make one all-powerful? Hmph I beg to differ. This soup, laced with tangy lemon and filled with nutritional powerhouses like lentils and kale, will make you feel like a god! Or maybe just like someone with some really good soup.
This recipe comes from the Hollyhock book that was recently introduced to me(with some minor adjustments, as per usual)...what a collection of fabulous recipes. I want to get my hands on my own copy!

Lemon-Lentil Soup

2 tsp olive oil
2C finely diced onions
2 cloves crushed garlic
2C finely diced carrots
1C diced potato
1C finely diced celery
1C dry red lentils
1L low-sodium chicken stock
1L water
juice of one lemon
1/4C chopped fresh dill
4C packed chopped fresh kale or other greens
salt and pepper to taste

In a soup pot, saute the onion, garlic, carrots, ptatoes and celery in the olive oil on medium heat. When the vegetables begin to brown, add the lentils, stock and water. Bring to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes, or until the lentils are soft but not disintegrating. Remove from heat and add the lemon, dill, and greens. The greens will wilt nicely in the residual heat but retain their bright colour. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and enjoy!

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