Egyptian Lentil Soup - 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A New Year’s Day tradition in Italy, lentils are thought to resemble coins bringing good fortune in the New Year.  Try this simple recipe with a side salad for good luck on New Year’s day and throughout the year.

INGREDIENTS:

8 cups water
2 cups red lentils
6 baby carrots
1 large garlic
1 tsp sea salt
pepper, to taste

 

DIRECTIONS:

Bring the water to a boil in a pot with the remaining ingredients.  Allow to soft boil at medium heat for 15-20 minutes.  Remove garlic and carrots.

Serve with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.

Note: Unlike other beans, lentils do not need to be soaked before cooking, making them a quick and easy nutrient-rich addition to your kitchen.