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Lentil soup is a dish originating from Mediterranean cuisine, but it is very popular in Latin America and, especially, in Mexico. Therefore, below we will teach you how to prepare a traditional Mexican way to prepare lentil soup.
Ingredients to prepare the soup
• 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
• 1 large white onion.
• 1 large clove of garlic.
• 2 stalks of celery.
• 1 carrot.
• 250 grams of lentils.
• 1 ½ liters of chicken broth (homemade, canned or bouillon cube).
• 2 branches of parsley.
• Salt and pepper to taste.
• A slice of lemon.
In addition to parsley, other aromatics can also be added to lentil soup in addition to parsley to enhance the flavor, such as cumin or a bay leaf. Additionally, the bell pepper is a great additive to give a sweet touch to the sauce.
If you want to add a stronger flavor to complement the lentils, you can add chorizo wheels or chicken breast pieces to the stir-fry.
Steps to make the soup
The ingredients are prepared. To do this, wash the lentils, wash and cut the vegetables into cubes. The parsley should be cut very finely.
In a saucepan, heat the olive oil and sauté the chopped onion over medium heat until they become translucent. Then add the garlic and sauté for about 1 minute until fragrant.
Then add the chicken broth, lentils, carrots, parsley, season with salt and pepper and let it cook with the lid until it comes to a boil.
Once it boils, reduce the heat to low and let it cook for between 15 and 20 minutes or until the vegetables are cooked and soft.
Once cooked, serve it in a bowl garnished with a few parsley leaves and add the juice of a lemon slice to enhance the flavor. A touch of hot sauce, such as Tabasco, is also often added in place of lemon if you are looking for a stimulating flavor.
With this preparation, you will have enough lentil soup for 6 servings and it will take about 30 minutes to be ready. However, lentil soup is a very versatile dish, and you can pair it with a variety of side dishes, such as slices of bread. So, we invite you to try this delicious recipe.