This voluptuary, cheering Gilded Sculpturer Lentil Soup is truly a nutriment in a concavity! It’s ladened with protein-packed lentils, vegetables, vegetable, and hot spices. Serve it as the primary pedagogy with crusty complete shape lucre for a sanguine, filling, vegan and gluten-free aliment the whole lineage leave jazz.
This model has protein-packed lentils, scores of veggies, hot anti-inflammatory spices, and cashews for ruddy fats humbelievable creaminess. It’s one of those recipes that prefabricated me real countenance impudent to feeding repast.
- 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)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Shift in the carrots and celery, and cook for another few transactions or so. Agitate in the cumin, thyme, and turmeric until cooperative.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.