Saturday, March 13, 2010

Lentil Soup

Lentils are a very underrated legume. This soup was liked by the family but Sean was having none of it. He did manage to eat a partial bowl but that was his limit. He does not care for the texture of lentils, I on the other hand just love them. This is What's Cookin on Beaty's Creek today on this rainy almost Spring day!

1 Pound lentils
1 pound carrots-cleaned and chopped
2 celery stalks-cleaned and chopped
1 cup Bulgar
2 garlic cloves-minced
1 onion-cleaned and chopped
5 cups water
2 T salt
2 T red pepper flakes
3 T olive oil

In a soup pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Now add in your carrots, celery, onion, garlic, salt, and red pepper flakes and saute until slightly softened. Add in your lentils and water. Cook over medium heat for 30 minutes. Add in 1 cup bulgar and cook for 15 more minutes. Serve with a crusty bread.