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Sopa de Lentejas (Andalucian Lentil Soup)

Sopa de Lentejas (Andalucian Lentil Soup)

  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    55 m
  • Ready In

    9 h 15 m
Vanessa Moore

Vanessa Moore

This is a great soup to have during cold winter months, although it's wonderful anytime of year! It's loaded with fresh veggies and has a hearty flavor anyone will enjoy! Add additional root veggies like carrots if you like.

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  • Calories:
  • 288 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 9.8 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 36.5g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 15 g
  • 30%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 17 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 256 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Cook the bacon just until it starts to brown a bit, 5 to 8 minutes. Add the olive oil, onion, and bell pepper; cook and stir until vegetables begin to soften, about 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in the garlic, tomatoes, sausage, and bay leaf; cook about 4 minutes. Add lentils and water (water should be about an inch deeper than the level of the lentils). Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low; simmer, uncovered, until lentils are just cooked, 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. Put the potatoes into the soup and continue simmering until potatoes are cooked through, 12 to 15 minutes.
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Reviews

Cazuela
12

Cazuela

2/13/2009

With crusty bread and a tossed salad, this is a great quick dinner. Next time I'd use chicken broth instead of water. I seasoned with some smoky paprika as the bay leaf just wasn't enough. I didn't soak the lentils overnight, just 15 minutes before I cooked them. Took a bit longer, but not much. I like the quickness of this recipe and will make it again with additional seasonings.

Guiri Girl
11

Guiri Girl

1/14/2013

To make this a bit more traditional, salt-cured ham hock pieces are used for more flavor (hueso de jamón serrano), but I imagine these are hard to find in the US. Also, instead of bacon, in Spain we use panceta. In addition, Spanish paprika is missing. Spaniards typically make a "sofrito": in a small pan, sauté chopped onion in 2T olive oil, then add chopped tomoatoes and allow to reduce, then add about 1/2T Spanish paprika. Add this mixture to the pot. ¡Buen provecho!

FireMedicJC
8

FireMedicJC

12/18/2011

I enjoyed this recipe very much. Although I did doctor it up a bit like abuela would. I used chicken broth instead of water, added some baby carrots at the same time as the potatoes, and also used a couple smoked ham hoaxs for more flavor. It was a hit that even got Nana's approval. Good recipe to start though.

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