Creamy Lentil Soup

Soup

This Creamy Lentil Soup is inspired by my abuelitas sopita de lentejas with just a touch of creaminess.

PREP TIME

10

COOK TIME

35

TOTAL TIME

45

INGREDIENTS

Serves 5-6 people

  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 6 cups filtered water, divided
  • 1/2 lb (1 1/2 cups) lentils
  • 3 tbsp olive or avocado oil
  • 3 roma tomatoes, toughly chopped
  • 1/2 white onion, roughly chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 2 celery ribs, finely diced
  • 2 large carrots, finely diced
  • 3 Yukon gold potatoes, finely diced
  • 1 serrano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 1 cup water
  • small handful cilantro
  • limes for garnish

EQUIPMENT

  • Large Pot
  • Blender or food processor

Instructions

Creamy Lentil Soup

vIDEO INSTRUCTIONS

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  1. Place the cashews in a cup or bowl and cover with hot water and let them soak while you prepare the rest of the soup.
  2. Rinse and strain lentils well.
  3. To a pot over medium heat, add 3 tbsp oil. Once hot, add lentils & fry for 1 minute. Stir consistently then add in 4 cups vegetable broth & 4 cups water. Let them simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile in a blender add the tomatoes, onion, garlic and 1 cup water and blend on high till smooth.
  5. Add the blended mixture to the lentil and continue to simmer.
  6. Finely dice the potatoes, celery & carrots. Cut a slit in the serrano.
  7. Add the potatoes to the lentils and cook for 7 minutes then add in the chopped celery and carrots and the serrano. Add 1 tsp salt and let this simmer for 10-14 minutes over medium heat.
  8. Drain cashews and place in blender with 1 cup of water and blend on high for 1 minute then add to lentil soup. Mix and continue to simmer. Taste and add salt and pepper to your liking.
  9. Serve with fresh cilantro and a squeeze of fresh lime juice!

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