Recipe courtesy of Laura Calder
Total:
3 hr 5 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
2 hr
Cook:
50 min
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Soak the lentils in cold water for 2 hours. Drain the lentils, and put them in a pot with the carrot, onion, bay leaf, thyme sprig, and stock. Cover the pot and simmer until very tender, about 45 minutes.

Discard the herbs, and let the lentils cool somewhat, then puree in a blender along with the vegetables, working in 2 batches to avoid an explosive mess.

Cook's Note: Remember that if you put something too hot into a blender you may crack it.

For a very smooth soup, strain it, although it's not necessary. Add salt and pepper, to taste, along with a squeeze of lemon if you like. Gently reheat the soup.

Heat the olive oil in a small frying pan, and saute the chorizo slices until they curl, about 30 seconds. Turn and fry another 15 seconds. Serve the soup with the chorizo rounds on top and with some of the now bright-orange cooking oil spooned around.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Lentil Soup

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Cream of Broccoli Soup

Lentil Soup

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Cream of Asparagus Soup

Recipe courtesy of Sandra Lee

Sausage, Kale, and Lentil Soup

Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray

Cream of Fresh Tomato Soup

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Italian Wedding Soup

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Cream of Chicken Soup

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Chicken Noodle Soup

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Plaster Chocolate Cake 05:58

This cake is so rich and creamy that Raiza Costa wants to plaster the world with it.

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          On TV

          The Pioneer Woman

          9:30am | 8:30c

          Cupcake Wars

          10am | 9c

          Cupcake Wars

          11am | 10c

          Cupcake Wars

          12pm | 11c

          The Pioneer Woman

          1:30pm | 12:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          2:30pm | 1:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          3:30pm | 2:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          4:30pm | 3:30c

          Chopped

          5pm | 4c

          Chopped

          6pm | 5c

          Chopped

          7pm | 6c
          On Tonight
          On Tonight

          Chopped

          8pm | 7c

          Chopped

          9pm | 8c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          10:30pm | 9:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          11:30pm | 10:30c

          Chopped

          12am | 11c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          1:30am | 12:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          2:30am | 1:30c

          Chopped

          3am | 2c

          Mystery Diners

          4:30am | 3:30c

          Get Cooking