Green Lentil soup
Lentil soups are easy to make. And you can use a lot of different veggies. I always use whatever I have left over in my fridge :D
Lentils are a good protein source and you might finde them everywhere and often in carton packaging and in bulk stores/zero waste stores if you have those around in your country.
What I had in the fridge today: 1 Potato (also great: sweet potatoes or pumpkin), the brokkoli stalk, 1/2 Zucchini, onions, carrots, 1/2 red pepper and 1 hand full green beans.
First of all rinse the lentils well. I like to let them soak in water over night or while being out of the house during the day for 6-7 hours. Make sure the lentils are covered with a lot of water as they soak a lot. If you don't have the time to let them soak they will just take longer to cook (and might even be a little harder to digest).
Cut all the other ingredients in bitesize pieces. I love Brokkoli stalks. I know actually people don't like them, they even throw them out or buy only the heads. But I like to eat them. Just make sure to cut the hard "wooden" bits off.
Then put a little bit olive oil into a big pot, heat it on medium heat, put all the veggies in the pot and let it saute for a little bit. A bit roasted flavor is always good for soups. Season with some herbs, and a bit salt and pepper.
Then pour all the lentils into the pot and fill with water. Now it's up to you how much water you fill in the pot. Some people like a soup a little thicker, others like it thinner.
Cook until everything is done. I always check the potato. If the potato is well done the other veggies are too. Try the soup and season a little more with salt and pepper if needed.
I mostly don't cook with measuring . If theres something left over I cant wait to eat it the next day ;)
If you need measurement help: 60-100g/1/4-1/2 cup uncooked lentils per serving.
My grandparents always liked to season the soup with a little vinegar before eating it, and since I was used to do this when I visited them when they were still alive, I do it still, thinking about them while eating this soup :)
I hope you'll enjoy the meal.
Any recipes you know and cook from your grandparents?
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