Sunday, January 13, 2008

Armenian Lentil Soup

This is a delicious and different lentil soup. It is from the Cooking Light message board (Alicerh) who got it from an old Moosewood from the late 80's - New Recipes from Moosewood Restaurant. The combination of the sweet apricots, cayenne and cinnamon really make it tasty.

Armenian Lentil Soup

1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup sliced carrots
1/2 cup sliced celery
3 cup eggplant, cut in 1/2 inch dice ( unpeeled)
1 cup diced green pepper
3-6 cloves garlic, minced

Saute in olive oil until lightly browned

6 cup stock (I use chicken)
1 1/2 cup lentils
1 14 oz can diced tomato
4 oz. dried apricots, sliced (yes!)
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp cayenne
1 tblsp paprika
1 1/2 tsp salt

Simmer until lentils are tender

Finish with:
3 tblsp parsley, chopped
1 tblsp mint, chopped

Adjust seasonings to your taste.

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