This Lenten soup is a variation of the classic lentil soup found all across the Mediterranean. Savory yet light in weight, it is perfect for the coldest winter day or even the hottest summer day. Lentils are a great source of protein and fiber.
Taste is savory and spicy.
Weight is light but can be balanced with sugar.
Texture is soft.
Good for people with low to severe treatment side effects.
Best categorized as classic Mediterranean.
The defining quality of this dish is the lentils themselves. If your lentils turn out poorly, the entire dish is ruined. So take the time to cook your lentils until they are no longer grainy and are soft. The initial 1 hour soaking time is a minimum recommended time not a maximum recommended time.