If you feel like you need a bit of a detox after Thanksgiving weekend, then this lentil soup recipe is probably just what you need. I followed this Barefoot Contessa recipe exactly, though I cut it in half since hers makes ten servings which seemed like a little much for just Justin and me – though to be honest I ate a lot of it before Justin even got home from work so I probably should have just made the entire batch and had some for leftovers. Next time.
This super hearty and flavorful lentil soup recipe is chock full of healthy veggies and is very high in fiber, and calls for some interesting seasonings like cumin and red wine vinegar, which I wouldn’t have thought of on my own but add a really delicious depth of flavor to the soup. The recipe comes out perfect as is, but if you want to kick it up a notch top each bowl with a little olive oil and parmesan cheese as Ina suggests. Also, a nice piece of crusty bread would be delicious with it, though the oil, cheese and bread starts to defeat the purpose of a healthy dinner a bit doesn’t it? Either way, make this next time you want something super nutritious but still filling and tasty.
Find the recipe here.