Carrot & Lentil Soup

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Full disclosure I made carrot soup with homemade bread for dinner, but fed my kids McDonald’s for lunch. In my world that is balance. I don’t like to cook, but it has become my job Monday to Friday. Sometimes I come up with healthy and delicious meals which everyone will eat. This soup is one of those meals and pairs well with Crock Pot Bread.

I have made this many times and usually I just use cans, bags and cartons for measurements. As in a bag of carrots, a can of lentils, and a carton of chicken stock. But if you want to get technical about it:

Carrot Soup Ingredients

  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp chili flakes
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 8 cups of chopped carrots
  • 2 cups lentils
  • 1 carton of chicken or vegetable stock
  • salt
  • fresh chives or green onions to garnish
  • crispy onions to garnish

Directions

  1. Brown cumin and chili flakes in oil over low-med heat in a frying pan.
  2. Bring stock, carrots, lentils and one half of the browned spice mixture to a boil
  3. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until carrots are soft
  4. Remove from heat and let stand for 10 minutes
  5. Blend in batches
  6. season with salt, the other 1/2 of the spice mixture, fresh chives and crispy onions (in the salad aisle of the grocery store)

 

 

 

 

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5 thoughts on “Carrot & Lentil Soup

  1. annelogan17 October 19, 2016 / 12:23 pm

    haha I totally appreciate your honesty, I think most people are like this, only a few of us admit it!

    Liked by 1 person

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