Warming orange lentil soup
Warming Orange Lentil Soup
500 grams orange lentils
1/2 pack fresh parsley
Large handful of celery leaves
1 large brown onion
2 peeled and chopped carrots
Salt and pepper to taste
Juice of a fresh lime or half a lemon
Greek yogurt or goats yogurt or goats milk kefir
Place the onion, lentils, carrots, celery leaves and parsley in the pot. Cover with filtered water about 3-4 cm above the ingredients. Bring to the boil, while stirring (make sure to stir in the white foam or remove it). Cook on low heat for another 15-20 min until the lentils, carrots and onion are very soft. Remove the parsley and celery leaves. Blend till smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste.
To serve: place soup in bowls, add a dollop of yogurt, 1/2 teaspoon of lime or lemon juice and a dash of sumac. It’s optional to add some chopped coriander on top to give it a green “ting”!