Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Really Easy Lentil Soup

I get a lot of people asking what I eat, so I'm going to try to post more often, even the mundane (though tasty!) stuff like tonight's soup.

Chop/cube/dice to your desired size: 1 onion, 1 large yam (light colored flesh, not too sweet), and 4 carrots. Cook in a little olive oil in a soup pot until soft and lightly browned. Add about 1.5 cups rinsed and drained lentils (I used a combination of red and french tonight, but any variety will work) and 6 cups of warm water, bring to a boil then reduce heat, cover, and let simmer until lentils are tender. Remove cover and add a head of broccoli cut into florets (I used a bag of Trader Joe's precut and washed florets) and 5-6 ounces spinach leaves (again with the Trader Joe's pre-washed bag o' spinach), simmer a few more minutes until everything is cooked through. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve as-is or with a dallop of plain yogurt. Simple, fresh, healthy and delicious!

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