Soups figure in my kitchen year round. In addition to the comfort they provide on a cold winter's day, or relief on warmer days, they are an ideal way to serve up a healthy and delicious dose of valuable vegetable goodness. Extra produce that you may have on hand needing attention also may find the way into a pot of vegetable soup. Really soups are a blank canvas for the chef in you to explore.
One of the latest soups to grace my table was this rich and robust vegetable soup with roasted red pepper, tangy tomato and delicate red lentils, with a subtle but not understated spiciness and an underlying sweetness from dates and zestiness from lime. The layering of flavors and textures is an experience as a whole, yet each mouthful is slightly different making this soup all the more interesting and satisfying.
As with most soups, this one tastes even better the day after and it makes a good sized pot, so there will be some left for lunch or as accompaniment to the next day's dinner. Serve with crusty bread or, as I did, some quinoa flat breads with butter bean hummus and spicy avocado salsa. That recipe will be coming soon to this space.
|Roasted Red Pepper, Tomato and Lentil Soup with Dates and Lime|
|Recipe by Lisa Turner|
Published on March 16, 2015
Thick flavorful vegetable and lentil soup with sweet dried dates and roasted red peppers
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I'm sharing this with No Croutons Required, a monthly vegetarian soup and salad event, co-hosted by Jacqueline and myself. It's my turn to host this month.
Other vegetable soups from Lisa's Vegetarian Kitchen you are sure to enjoy:
Indian Curried Vegetable Soup
Spicy Curried Millet and Vegetable Soup
Beet, Lentil and Vegetable Soup
Thai Red Curry Vegetable Soup
On the top of the reading stack: Prashad Cookbook by Kaushy Patel
Audio Accompaniment: morning silence