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I have been trying lentil recipes laterly and this is one of the easiest soups I have made - will definitely be making it again. I did substitute spanish oregano for the basil. Next time I will try chopped chipotle pepper (smoked jalapeno in adobo sauce) instead of the chile pepper for a deeper more smokey flavor. Thanks for a great recipe!
This was delicious. I also added: chopped carrots potatoes garlic and garbanzo beans (and increased the amount of water that I used). It was as a result very thick...more like a stew than a soup. I will definitely make this again.
This soup is SO easy to make & reheats wonderfully! Since I'm a spice fiend I doubled the cumin used two coarsely chopped serrano peppers and a bit of hot curry powder. I think I'm going to add shredded turkey or chicken next time.
very good and easy. First time making lentils and i now like lentils:) This needed a little more seasoning for my taste so I added 3 cloves garlic and used a whole seeded jalapeno 1 full tsp cumin dashes of celery salt 1 can fat free chicken broth instead of water and a pinch of mexican oregano. More fresh basil would be excellent in this. I have a tomato garden in bloom so I used 4 medium fresh tomatoes instead of canned. This is a hearty soup and excellent with the recommended sour cream and basil garnishes. Thank You!!!
I didn't have the peppers so I used about 1/2t of red pepper flakes & it was rather nippy. My husband & I really enjoyed it but it was a bit too hot for the kids. I used plain yogurt instead of sour cream as that is what I had on hand. I also added a bit more water than the recipe called for as I found it somewhat thicker than I would have liked it. I might add a second can of tomatoes and use broth instead of water next time as well.
This recipe gets 5 stars based on the following modifications I made: 1/2 onion is plenty 1 28 oz can tomatoes 2 cups water (without the additional water and tomatoes it is way too thick) 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (or more if you like heat) 1 1/2 tsp cumin. The suggestion of sour cream as a topping is a good one. I blend this with a hand blender but didn't blend it smooth - I think it's better with a bit of body left to the lentils. Enjoy!