When it is cold, there is nothing more comforting than a big bowl of warm soup!
We are blessed with a beautiful weather here in California, but sometimes it gets a little chilly, like today it is a bit windy too and my body is craving some earthy warm food.
Onions, garlic, lentils, potatoes cooked in a hearty tomato sauce with salt and spices, and balanced with green chard and a squeeze of lime!
You may want to add more water if you like your soup with more liquid. Just go with the recipe first and add at the end if necessary, making sure to add a bit more salt or spices to taste.
And what I like the most about this soup (and soup in general) is leftovers, something that I usually don't really like about other foods! Simply add 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup water before you heat some leftovers with a pinch of salt.
And by leftovers, I mean 24 hours max after you first cook a meal, because after that time, I feel like the meal lose its flavors and Prana (aka vital energy of the food).
Ready to makes this soup and satisfy your body and soul?
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 55 minutes
Servings: 8 to 10
2 tbsp avocado oil
1 medium yellow onion, finely diced
5 garlic cloves, finely minced
1 cup of cubed yukon potatoes (approx. 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cut in cubes)
2 cups of lentils, rinsed and drained
3 cups of fire roasted diced tomatoes (or 28 oz can)
7 to 8 cups of water
1 tbsp sea salt
1/2 tsp all spice
1/4 tsp coriander
1 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp paprika
1 bunch of green chard (or collard greens), cut lengthwise into 3 stripes, each leaf, then cut crosswise into small pieces
Add the oil to a big pot on medium heat.
A minute later, add the onions and garlic and saute for about 4 to 5 minutes or until golden brown.
Add a pinch of salt and the potato cubes and saute for 3 minutes, stirring from time to time.
Then add the lentils, mix well and saute for a minute.
Add the tomato dices, the water and seasonings.
Mix well and bring to a boil.
Lower the heat and let simmer for 40 minutes, pot covered.
Add the chard and let simmer for 10 more minutes.
Adjust seasonings to taste.
Serve with a squeeze of lime or lemon juice and some toasted bread!
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