Big-Batch Lentil Soup
Grains Lentils Soups
Last updated 6/12/2012 1:08:39 AM. Recipe ID 35256. Report a problem with this recipe.
Title: Big-batch lentil soup
Categories: Magazine, Grains, Soups/stews
Yield: 12 Servings
3 tb Olive oil
3 md Onions; chopped
3 md Red bell peppers; chopped
3 cl Garlic; minced
2 Jalapeno peppers; minced
1 tb Oregano; minced
1 tb Ground cumin
1 1/2 ts Ground coriander
4 c Red or brown lentils; rinsed
2 cn Chicken broth; 46oz each,
. reduced sodium
1 cn Tomatoes; 28oz
1 1/4 ts Salt
1/2 c Cilantro; coarsely chopped
MMMMM----------------------ZESTY LIME CREAM---------------------------
1/3 c Light sour cream
1 tb Lime juice
1. Warm oil in I 0-quart pot over medium heat Add onion; cook 3
minutes. Add red pep- per, gariic, jalaperio, oregano, cumin and co-
riander; cook 10 minutes, or until vegetables are soft, stinring
2. Add lentils, broth. tomatoes with liquid (breaking them up with a
spoon) and 2 cups water. Bring lo a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 20
to 30 minutes, or until lentils are tender, stirring occasionally.
Stir in salt.
3. Remove 1/3 of the soup to food processor fitted wilh metal blade.
Puree soup by pulsing on-and-off. Stir puree back into soup in pot,
along with cilantro.
4. For lime cream: In small bowl, mix sour cream and lime juice; set
Dinner Plan: Remove 2/3 of soup (about 14 cups) to 2 separate
microwaveproof containers; cool, then freeze for later use. Rewarm
remaining soup before serving, if needed. Top with lime cream.
(Approximate microwave times: Defrost 45 minutes; reheat 9 minutes,
stirring once or twice. Make fresh recipe of lime cream.)
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