The Mexican Lentil Soup (Sopa de Lentejas)

Along with the vegetable soup, this is one of the soups you can eat to enjoy its delicious taste while benefitting from a nutritious meal as well. This healthy mexican soup is very popular in Mexico, it is also easy to make...

Recipe for Lentil Soup

Ingredients, as a starter soup for 6 people:

* 1 lb. lentils, washed then soaked for 3-5 hours
* 1 clove of garlic
* 1/4 onion
* 3 ripe red tomatoes
* 1 serrano chile, seeded and sliced in thin rings
* 1 Tbsp. olive oil
* 1 pinch of salt
* 4 cups water
* 1 tablespoon vegetable broth powder
* 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro


1) First we need to cook the lentils: Pour the previously soaked then strained lentils In a pot. Add water to the pot until twice the lentils level. Heat over high heat until boiling, then reduce heat to medium-low and partially cover the pot. Simmer for 45 minutes.

2) Next, we cook the vegetables and broth: In a saucepan, add the 4 cups (1 liter) water and heat over high heat, when it is boiling, add the vegetable stock powder, and the chopped fresh cilantro. Leave for 15 minutes over low heat.

3) The soup is made as follows: In a nonstick high-wall pan heat the oil and heat over medium-high heat, when hot add the onion, chopped in pieces and the chopped serrano chile. Fry them together then add the finely minced garlic clove, and chop the tomatoes in small cubes. Add the tomatoes, simmer for 5 minutes stirring occasionally. Then add the cooked lentils, strained, then add the vegetable broth. Ajust seasoning with salt if necessary. Let everything simmer for 15-20 minutes and your mexican lentil soup is ready...