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Curried Lentil Soup with Chickpea PuréE Seriouseats.Com Recipe

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Submitted by finleyrc

Makes 8 servings



My guess is that there's only so much excitement I can drum up about a lentil soup. Inherently, it's just not going to send you running to the kitchen with nothing on your mind besides, "I have to cook this now," like a picture of a dripping burger might, or a seared, crusty steak. But I'm going to try anyway, because even though lentils have a reputation as sort of drab, this is one of the best recipes for them I've ever made. It comes from Bon Appetit's Cooking Life column, courtesy of Molly Wizenberg, who is behind the blog Orangette. What makes it so good? The secret is in the assertive curry spices and the addition of chickpeas, bringing both spice and creaminess in droves. Though you wouldn't guess chickpeas are in the soup, they're the reason it's so creamy since they're stirred in after being puréed with lemon, garlic, and olive oil. The deeply aromatic curry powder is also essential, elevating the humble lentil into something that grabs your attention. Notes 19 mar 2011. More like 8 servings. Longer simmer time for tender lentils - 60 minutes or more. 1 teaspoon salt. 1 cup (optional?) carrot juice. http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2011/02/dinner-tonight-curried-lentil-soup-with-chickpea-puree.html http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/2010/12/curried_lentil_soup

Recipe Ingredients for Curried Lentil Soup With Chickpea Purée seriouseats.com

4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium carrot, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped, divided
2 tablespoons curry powder, or more to taste
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 cup French green lentils
4 cups water
15 ounce chickpeas, drained, rinsed
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup carrot juice (optional)
2 green onions, thinly sliced
1 cup, sections lemon

Recipe Directions for Curried Lentil Soup With Chickpea Purée seriouseats.com

  1. In a large heavy pot, heat half the olive oil over medium heat until shimmering. Add onion and carrot, season with a pinch of salt and pepper, and cook until onion is translucent, 5-7 minutes. Add garlic and cook for an additional 2 minutes, then stir in curry powder. Cook, stirring constantly to prevent spices from burning, until spices are fragrant.

  2. Add lentils and water and bring to a boil. Season with salt and pepper, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until lentils are tender, about 30 minutes.

  3. In the meantime, puree chickpeas, lemon juice, remaining olive oil, and 1/4 cup of water. Stir puree into lentils, along with butter. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and/or additional curry powder, then thin soup with water until desired consistency.

  4. Divide amongst soup bowls and serve garnished with green onion and with lemons on the side.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 274.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
239
Calories from Fat
102
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
11.3g
17%
Saturated Fat
2.8g
14%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
8mg
3%
Sodium
327mg
14%
Potassium
357mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates
29.5g
10%
Dietary Fiber
7.1g
28%
Sugars
4.7g
Protein
9.0g
Vitamin A 75% Vitamin C 31%
Calcium 6% Iron 16%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
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