Originally Posted by Arlyn
Mom and I can't do lentils, which sucks, because we both love them
That does suck!
Originally Posted by KittiesHasMe
Well, I would love the recipe. I love lentil soups and anything I can make in the crock pot is a plus.
I make this in a stock pot, but suggested this in the crockpot because Arlyn doesnt have stove top, but there is only 30 minutes cooking time in a stock pot.
5 cups lentils (2 16oz bags)
1.5 cups carrots, finely chopped
2 large onions finely chopped
12 cups of water
3/4 cup of olive oil
A pinch of saffron
1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
2 teaspoons lemon zest
3 teaspons black pepper
2 teaspoons Cumin
6 teaspoons salt
5 teaspoons cayenne pepper.
4 round pita bread
In stockpot w/ 1/2 cup of olive oil, sautee onions until they are dark brown, not quiet black.( almost burned)
Remove from heat and add carrots. Sautee.
Add lentils, continuing to stir and then return to heat.
Add 12 cups of water
Ad all of the spices (except lemon juice and zest)
Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. (until lentils are tender)
Remove from heat and add lemon juice and lemon zest.
I use a blender to puree but when its hot, it will explode out of the blender, so I let it cool (sometimes if Im in a hurry I puree smaller amounts at a time)
Also: if the puree is too thick for your taste you can add water to the blender, depending on your taste of thickness.
With a serrated bread knife cut the pita bread into 1/2" squares and sautee them with the remaining olive oil until light brown, sprinkle them over the pureed lentil soup.