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It is Fall and which means it is soup climate!!

I’ve fairly a stash of lentil soup recipes, however this one is particular. Why? It is made with two sorts of lentils- pink lentils and brown lentils. The 2 types of lentils create a novel taste and attention-grabbing soup. As well as it is flavored with turmeric, a golden spice now acknowledged for its anti-inflammatory properties.

Cooler Climate and Heartier Soup

I’ve to admit that I eat soup all yr lengthy, however as soon as the temperatures begin to dip beneath 50 levels,  I begin to crave heartier soups like this one. It is warming and filling which is ideal for the cooler days or nights that we are actually experiencing.

Great Spices on this Soup

Ethnic cooking calls for plenty of spices.  Turmeric, cumin,  lemon, cilantro and recent garlic are generally utilized in international locations resembling India, Lebanon, Egypt, Turkey, and Israel, whereas European cooks from international locations resembling Italy, Spain, and France use a number of oregano, garlic, rosemary, parsley and thyme. All of those add not simply unbelievable taste, but additionally vitamins. Everybody appears to make use of floor pepper!

This soup makes use of cumin, turmeric, lemon, garlic, and pepper.

Spices Are Not Simply For Taste

Do you know that spices are little powerhouses of vitamins, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatories which can be important for good well being ? Utilizing spices in your day by day cooking is a good way to get additional vitamins that will assist increase your immune system this winter.

red lentils

There are Many Sorts of Lentils

Lentils are available in a wide range of colours, sizes, and flavors. Every kind of lentil has its personal distinctive style and texture. This full bodied soup requires each the pink/orange lentils and the standard brown lentils. Whereas cooking, the pink lentils are inclined to soften and thicken the soup, whereas the brown lentils have a tendency to carry their form and provides the soup somewhat texture.

Lentils Are Simpler and Faster Than Cooking Beans

Lentils cook dinner up reasonably shortly compared to their cousins, the beans. They don’t require pre-soaking the best way that beans do and might be simply made within the Instantaneous Pot which is my choice to avoid wasting time, clear up, and power. Nevertheless, this gluten free and plant based mostly recipe additionally cooks to perfection in about 30 minutes on the range prime.

The Distinctive Nutrient present in Lentils

If you’re questioning about their dietary worth, lentils not solely present protein, fiber, and nutritional vitamins, additionally they present polyphenols that are necessary antioxidants that assist shield towards radiation and ultraviolet rays ! Lentils are additionally a very good for the bones as they’re a very good supply of calcium, iron, and folic acid.

Nervous About Irritation? 

This soup additionally accommodates a major quantity of recent garlic and turmeric. 
Each garlic and turmeric play an necessary function in serving to to scale back irritation within the physique! What causes irritation within the physique? Toxins, fried meals, cigarette smoke, pollutions, chemical substances, stress, harm, and so on.

bowl of garlic

The attractive vivid orange turmeric on the spoon beneath is very lauded for its anti-inflammatory advantages as effectively! I attempt to use some on a regular basis in my soups, smoothies, greens, and so on.

large spoon of tumeric

Not solely is that this soup good for you, it is among the greatest lentil soups I’ve ever had! 
Very flavorful, lemony, and scrumptious!

The place did I discover this recipe?

Credit score for this soup recipe goes to my  daughter-in-law Wendy who graciously shared her recipe after we tasted it at a dinner she hosted!  On a scale of 1-10 , we gave it an 11!

Writer of this weblog: Judee Algazi @ Gluten Free A-Z Weblog
Prep Time: 10-15 minutes
Prepare dinner Time: 35 minutes  for the range top- 10 minutes within the Instantaneous Pot ( plus warmth up time)
Serves: 6-8


Olive oil spray
1/Four cup vegetable broth for sauteeing
half cup of pink lentils, washed
half cup of brown lentils, wash
1 and half cups of chopped onion, (about 1 massive onion)
2 cups of diced Russet Potatoes, (about 1 massive Russet potato)
Eight cloves of garlic, peeled and chopped
2 teaspoons floor cumin
1/2-1 teaspoon turmeric
5 cups of vegetable broth
1 cup water
5 tablespoons recent lemon juice
Pepper to style

Instructions for Range Prime:

Spray pot with olive oil spray. Add onions and potatoes, combine effectively and sautee for about 5 minutes, stirring to stop burning. Add garlic and 1/Four cup of vegetable broth, stir and proceed to saute for about 3-Four extra minutes. Add cumin, turmeric, pepper and blend effectively. Add pink lentils, brown lentils, vegetable broth and water. Deliver to a boil, decrease warmth and simmer for about 30 minutes coated till lentils are effectively cooked, stirring on occasion to stop sticking or burning. When accomplished, puree barely utilizing an immersion blender to the specified consistency. Stir within the recent lemon juice and serve.

Intant Pot Instructions:
 Spray the insert liner of the Instantaneous Pot with olive oil spray. Add onions and potatoes, combine effectively and sautee for about 5 minutes, stirring to stop burning. Add garlic and 1/Four cup of vegetable broth, stir and proceed to saute for about 3-Four extra minutes. Add cumin, turmeric, pepper and blend effectively. Add pink lentils, brown lentils, vegetable broth and water.  Cancel the saute operate, safe lid, shut steam valve, and set to stress cook dinner for 10 minutes. When accomplished, rigorously launch steam in keeping with the producers instructions. Puree barely with an immersion blender. Add lemon and stir.

My Notes:
1. Soup at all times tastes greatest when it has had a while to take a seat and permit the flavors to mingle.
2. I used Tabatchnick vegetable broth which has a superb taste. I discover it within the Kosher part of the grocery store.
3. In the event you like soups with a kick, style first, after which add scorching sauce if desired!
4. If you need extra details about the advantages of Turmeric, I discovered a publish on the Web by Dr. Axe ( who I respect) with a number of data.

  • This recipe can be shared Sunday on Souper Sunday at Kahakai Kitchen the place you possibly can hyperlink up soup, salad, or sammie recipes… Additionally can be shared Friday on Weekend Cooking – open to anybody who has any type of food-related publish to share: 

Disclaimer: I’m not a medical physician and I’m not giving medical recommendation. All the data on this publish is for instructional data solely. Please seek the advice of your physician earlier than making any modifications in your diet.