Lemon Ginger Lentil Soup

Lemon Ginger Lentil Soup

Is it sad that when my husband goes away for the weekend I stock up on Lentils & Brussel Sprouts?  Be honest now. Yes, it’s sad.  But it’s also delicious so I don’t care!  They are pretty much the only two foods he doesn’t eat so I really can’t complain.

I’ve been eating this soup for lunch every day this week, hopefully you have some family or friends to help you because it makes a LOT!

Lemon Ginger Lentil Soup

I’ve been dying to make a lentil soup ever since I found Angela’s Spiced Red Lentil, Tomato & Kale Soup.  To the other food bloggers out there, do you ever just get an ingredient just stuck in your head and you have a hard time coming up with recipes that do NOT have that ingredient?  Well I’ve been obsessing about lentils lately so I knew I just had to get it out of my system so I could move on.  I’m glad I did.  It was healthy, had great flavor and just warms you to the soul on cold winter days!

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I used these green sprouted lentils but I’m sure you could probably use whatever dry lentils you have on hand.

Lemon Ginger Lentil Soup

The recipe includes making this in the slow cooker because that’s what I felt like doing but the package says the lentils cook pretty quickly so I’m sure you could adjust it to make it on the stove if you are short on time.

Hope you love it as much as I did!

 

WHAT MAKES ME HAPPY:

Light Fluffy Snow!

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This morning we woke up to a winter wonderland outside.  It was absolutely beautiful, even if it did turn to rain & slush a few hours later.  I’m going to live in the beauty of this photo and forget about the mess that it is now.  Come on snow gods!! I have snowshoes that I got OVER a year ago and I’m ready to use them! Give us a good dump (preferably on a weekend please).

Lemon Ginger Lentil Soup

Meal type Main Dish, Soup
Misc Pre-preparable, Serve Hot

Ingredients

  • 2 cups dry lentils
  • 3 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 small onion (finely diced)
  • 2 medium carrots (finely diced)
  • 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon ginger root (finely minced)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 medium lemon
  • tabasco (to taste)

Directions

1. Combine all of the ingredients in the slow cooker EXCEPT cooked quinoa, tabasco & 1 lemon. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
2. After it is done cooking, if you prefer a creamier soup, transfer 1/2 of the soup to a blender, blend well and then stir back into the broth. Add the juice of 1 lemon, cooked quinoa & tabasco to taste before serving.

10 Responses to Lemon Ginger Lentil Soup

  1. Kim says:

    That sounds good…can’t go wrong wiht ginger in my book. I just made lentils last night but with moose hot links, it was more on the Moroccan side of flavor ( not that hey have moose hot links very much in Morocco)
    I know what you mean about stocking up on food your partner doesn’t like when they’re gone. It’s eggplant and garbanzo beans and tempeh all the way when I’m on my own.

    • Mai-Lis says:

      Whoa, Moose hot links!? Sounds like a great meal! I haven’t done much Moroccan cuisines, what spices do you use for that?

  2. Something about the moments right after a giant snowstorm…it’s magical!!!

  3. Yay. You posted the lentil soup. I am into lentils right now and can’t wait to try it as well. My husband won’t eat them either. On Sunday he is going to the motorcycle show so ill be making this for myself. :) thanks for posting the recipe. I am with you on the whole snow situation. I’ve been hoping for some as well.

  4. I have to say, I really could have used a bowl of this soup tonight. It’s been bitterly cold where I live and all my body craves is soup. I love that you’ve added quinoa to this recipe – it’s been one of my favorite soup additions this winter. It adds so much texture and nutrition!

    I’m hosting a Quinoa link up party on my site, Queen of Quinoa, and would love for you to enter this recipe if you’d like :)

    The event is called Thank Goodness It’s Quinoa (TGIQ) and is hosted bi-weekly. You can visit this weekend’s here:

    http://www.queenofquinoa.me/2013/01/thank-goodness-its-quinoa-tgiq-2/

    Hope to see you there! And thanks for sharing this awesome recipe!

  5. Emily HG says:

    I finally made this and it was delicious! I made it in the stovetop and it only took about 40 minutes. Perfect winter soup… Thanks!

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