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Spanish lentil soup

Main Dish
4 servings
15 min
40 min
Very Easy
Travel all the way to Europe with this easy and flavorful Spanish recipe!

Ingredients

Number of serving: 4
1 cup lentils

6 cups water



1/4 red pepper

1/2 green pepper


3 garlic cloves

1 carrot

3.5 oz bacon

8 chorizo slices

food coloring

paprika

1 bay leaf

1 tbsp olive oil

salt

Materials

1 big pot

Preparation

  • Step 1 - Spanish lentil soup
    Put the water and the lentils in the pot and bring to a boil. Leave on medium heat for 15 minutes.
  • Step 2 - Spanish lentil soup
    Add the peeled and diced potato and tomato. Add the minced onion and peppers. Peel the garlic cloves and put them whole in the pot.
  • Step 3 - Spanish lentil soup
    Peel the carrot and slice it. Add them with the diced bacon.
  • Step 4 - Spanish lentil soup
    Put the chorizo slices on a paper towel, and put it in the microwave oven for 1 minute to take the grease out of it.
  • Step 5 - Spanish lentil soup
    Add the chorizo in the pot, salt, pepper, paprika, some red food coloring and some olive oil. Stir well, cover and leave to simmer for 25 minutes.
  • Step 6 - Spanish lentil soup
    There you are, your Spanish lentil soup is ready!

Video

YouTube

Photos

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Questions:

Couldn't one just eliminate the food coloring and add tomato paste instead ? Is adding the food colouring just for colour?

Answer:

Yes, you can put saffron instead if you have some ! Or tomato paste if you prefer :-)




Comments:

mistertea, 20/04/2019

This looks delicious!

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