|Bowl of delicious and nutritious lentil soup served with slice of buttered sunflower bread.|
Now that the days are getting cooler, I begin to think about making soups of various kinds. One of our favorites is lentil soup, so easy to make and so economical and very nutritious. I tend to make soup in big batches even though there are just two of us for most meals, because I can then freeze small portions and have them ready for a quick lunch or dinner.
|Ingredients simple and inexpensive: lentils, carrots, garlic, smoked ham hock, salt, pepper.|
Rinse the lentils. I use the whole package. Dice a couple of carrots and prepare two or three cloves of garlic. To these ingredients add 8 cups of water. (If I have chicken stock, I use half chicken stock and half water.) I usually toss in a smoked ham hock for flavor.Salt & pepper to taste.
|Rinse the lentils.|
|Add diced carrots, ham hock, cloves of garlic.|
|Add 8 cups of water, or 4 cups chicken stock and 4 cups of water.|
|Cover and simmer.|