This soup is easy and delicious. Even my very picky eight-year-old loves it.
Because my blender is fairly small, I have to make this soup in small batches, each of which serves 1-2 bowls. I usually cook a whole pound of lentils and prepare enough of the other ingredients to turn it all into soup. I never really measure. I just “eyeball” it and adjust according to taste. Sometimes I even adjust the amount of a particular ingredient to suit one family member’s taste. When you make it in small batches, it’s very customizable!
Simple Lentil Soup
For each batch of soup, you will need approximately:
1 cup red or green lentils, hot, prepared according to package
½ cup chicken broth, heated
3-4 thin slices of garlic
½ tsp. lemon zest (optional)
2 tbs. fresh lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste
Place all ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth. Serve immediately. Garnish with paprika and fresh dill, if desired.
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