Thursday, June 11, 2009

Plain and Simple Lentil Soup

1/2 package red lentils
1/4 cup Inca Red Quinoa
1 small garlic bulb, peeled and chopped
1 quart water
1 Tablespoon mild curry powder
1 cup V-8 juice
salt to taste

Put all ingredients in a medium pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer over medium heat for about 30 to 45 minutes. Stir occaisionally to prevent burning.

Serve hot with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. This soup has a buttery taste without having any butter or oil in it at all.

This was yummy in my tummy at lunch time today.

Note: You could substitute regular tomato juice for the V-8. Either 1/2 cup of plain tomato sauce or 1/4 cup of tomato paste would also work, I have done it with either one. However, we like the V-8 best.


  1. Whats V-8? Not too sure I can get that in the UK... :0(

    I have lentils though :0)

  2. V-8 is vegetable juice, but you could just use plain tomatoe juice.


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