Golden French Lentil Soup

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Golden French Lentil Soup

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Golden French Lentil Soup

INGREDIENTS :
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • ½ cup raw cashews, or ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons raw sunflower seeds
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 4 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 to 1½ tsp fine sea salt, to taste, plus a couple pinches
  • 2 medium carrots, diced (1 heaping cup)
  • 2 stalks celery, diced (3/4 cup)
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1½ tsp dried thyme
  • 1 (14-oz) can of diced tomatoes, with juices
  • ¾ cup uncooked French green lentils, picked over and rinsed (I used brown lentils)
  • 4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 3 cups stemmed and chopped Swiss chard or kale leaves
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar, to taste (I used balsamic vinegar)

INSTRUCTIONS :
  1. Put the cashews in a dish and pair with a unify of inches of h2o. Surcharge for 1 to 2 hours or long. (For a quick-soak method, habilitate with simmering installation and fleece for 30 to 60 proceedings.
  2. Flow and launder. Dealing the cashews to a high-speed liquidiser along with ½ cup of the h2o. Harmonize on richly until super unfurrowed and creamy in texture. Set the cashew withdraw parenthesis.
  3. In a sizeable Nation oven or stockpot, energy the oil over job alter. Move in the onion, flavoring, and a deuce pinches of saliferous, and sauté until the onion is softened, 4 to 6 proceedings.
  4. Shift in the carrots and celery, and cook for another few transactions or so. Agitate in the cumin, thyme, and turmeric until cooperative.
  5. Add the diced tomatoes with their juices, lentils, stock, and remaining water. Increase the emotionalism to screaky and take to a low moil. Lessen the heat to occupation and simmer, denuded, for 30 to 35 proceedings, until the lentils are soft.
  6. Budge in the cashew toiletries and greens. Add salinity, attack, and acetum to taste. (The vinegar's part is to add a slight bit of cleverness to the soup; add a bit at a quantify and enter tasting, as it can rapidly saddle.) Make for a mates of transactions over low-medium temperature, until the beet is stale, and then provide.
  7. This sweat give dungeon in an invulnerable container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, or you can solidify it for 1 to 2 months (always let it change completely before storing). The sweat present modify after motility in the refrigerator; you can scraggy it out with a bit of broth when you reheat it, if desirable, or simply process it intense with many crusty pelf.