lentil and lekama soup

Lentil Soup

Lazy cold days require a pot of lentil soup on the stove.
Sliced bread or a bowl of rice and you have the perfect meal.



4 cups water

1 cup orange lentils, rinsed

1 Onion, diced

1 Carrots, diced

2 Celery sticks, diced

3 garlic clove, minced

3 tbsp. Herby Harissa (any of the other Harissa's would be a good fit as well)

salt to taste

In a shallow pan, place the oil and set over medium heat. Add the onions, carrots and celery, cook until onions are translucent, add the garlic, Harissa, salt and cook for another minute. set aside.  In a soup pot place the lentils and water over medium heat, cook for 20 minutes and remove the foam that arises from the lentils throughout the process. Add the sautéed vegetables to the soup pot and bring to a boil, lower the heat and cook until the lentils are very tender, approximately 45 minutes. Check the soup throughout the process to make sure if more water is necessary.

Garnish with chopped cilantro/parsley and a sprinkle of the harissa spice.