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Red Lentils Soup

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Preparation time: Less than 30 min
Level: Easy
Cuisine: Italian
Meal: Lunch
Wine Pairing: Red wine
Dish: Soup
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Ingredients

for 4 people
  • 300 g (10.58 oz.) peeled red lentils
  • 2 shallots
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 carrots
  • 600 ml (20.28 oz.) vegetable broth (or water)
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp curry
  • 2 pinches of paprika
  • ½ tsp of cinnamon
  • 1 cm of fresh ginger
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tbsp of Classic extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp of Tulsi citrus oil (basil)
  • Black pepper and salt to taste
  • Some sprouts and basil leaves

Instructions

  1. Pour the Classic extra virgin olive oil in a pan and fry shallots and carrots, previously
    finely chopped.
  2. Add also peeled and crushed clove of garlic. Put on all the chopped spices and cook for 1-2 minutes, all the essential oils will come out and enhance the scent.
  3. Now add the rinsed lentils and cook for a couple of minutes.
  4. Pour two cups of broth or hot water, salt, and let the lentils simmer low until they are soft (about 15 -20 minutes).
  5. Add more hot water if it gets too dry. It is possible to blend a part of the lentils for a more velvety consistency.
  6. Season with salt and serve with a drizzle of Tulsi citrus oil (basil).