Curried Squash and Red Lentil Soup

From Wendy

Serves 4-6

[Ed: It was a tough call but this vegan squash and lentil concoction may have been my favorite soup of the whole LTH soup-off. Which is surprising, seeing as how it’s, you know, vegan. I still haven’t been able to wrangle last names out of some of these folks. Wendy, if you’re out there, I want to give you proper credit!]

Ingredients

4 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 ½ pounds butternut squash, ½” dice
1 large onion, small dice
1 carrot, small dice
1 celery stalk, small dice
5 cloves garlic, minced
2 -3 tablespoons ginger, minced
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons curry powder
¼ teaspoon black pepper
1 cup red lentils, washed and picked over
1 quart vegetable stock
1 cup water
2 tablespoons lemon juice
½ cup vegetable oil
½ bunch cilantro, finely chopped

Preparation

Heat oil over medium in a large dutch oven. Add squash, onion, carrot, celery, garlic, ginger, and salt. Saute until the vegetables soften and start to brown, 15-25 minutes.

Add curry powder and pepper. Cook for 1-2 minutes.

Add lentils, vegetable stock, and water. Cover, reduce heat to simmer, and cook until lentils are done 25-40 minutes. Add lemon juice

Blend oil and cilantro. Garnish soup with cilantro oil.

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One Response to “Curried Squash and Red Lentil Soup”

  1. vegckry Says:

    Your soup looks delicious. Here are some vegetarian lentil soup recipes you might like

    http://www.vegrecipes4u.com/dals-and-soups.html

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