2-4-6-8 EZ Lentil Soup. 2C dr lentils 4C chopped onion 6 cloves garlic, minced 8C water. Salt & pepper to taste. Boil until lentils R soft.
— P. F. Anderson (@pfanderson) April 2, 2013
2 cups dried lentils
4 cups chopped onion
6 cloves garlic, minced (optional)
8 cups water
Salt & pepper to taste.
Boil until lentils are soft.
See? Couldn’t be easier, could it? Actually, I bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer on medium heat until soft and the water has reduced to an edible texture. But you knew that already, didn’t you? You may sautée the onion and garlic if you wish, but you don’t need to. I usually just toss them all together and boil/simmer merrily away.
Me, I love to eat this served on a mound of rice that has a pat of butter tucked inside. I’ve also been known to just bring a quarter cup of this to eat cold in my lunch, to round out whatever else I brought.
The recipe is very flexible, and you can do more creative things with it. Throw in some chopped greens! Add some curry spices. Whatever you like, you might want to try it. Feel free to play around. I always come back to this, though. It has bonded with my soul.
Simple soul food, hearty and healthy. Please note, this will make you a bit gassy the next day unless you add a pinch or two of ginger during the boiling. Doesn’t look like much, but tastes like a little bit of heaven.