Easy Lentil Soup + Warm Pita and Hummus

image Winter here in the Silicon Valley is a bit less intense than it was back in Washington, D.C.

But sunny and 65 doesn't mean I don't crave a good bowl of soup every now and again!

Meatless Monday Just Met its Match...

Easy Lentil Soup + Warm Pita and Hummus

The Stuff

  • 2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 14 oz can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 2 cups filtered water
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup dried red lentils
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 recipe Quick Hummus
  • Whole Wheat Pita Bread

The Work

  1. Heat olive oil in a dutch oven and saute onions until tender.  Add garlic and cook for 1 min more, being careful not to burn.
  2. Add cumin and black pepper, saute for 30 seconds.  Add tomatoes, filtered water and broth.
  3. Add lentils, stirring to avoid clumping and bring to a boil.  Lower heat and simmer for 15-20 min or until lentils are tender.  Salt to taste.
  4. While lentils are cooking, heat oven to 200 degrees, then turn oven off.  Place pita rounds directly on oven rack for 5 min or until warm.
  5. Serve soup and pita with a generous blob of hummus and a squeeze of lemon!
  • 1 cup dried red lentils