Recipe: Lentil and Apple Soup with Horseradish

As the weather starts to get a bit chilly, there is nothing better than cozying up with a nice hot bowl of hearty soup.  This is one of my favorite soups that a good friend of mine had shared with me a couple years ago that was originally featured in the cookbook A Year in Lucy's Kitchen. The lentils give it a good amount of protein, and the horseradish gives it an irresistible little kick that you will love! 

Originally it was made with fresh heavy cream, but I cut that out because you really don’t need it; its surprisingly rich and creamy on it’s own.


Bon appetite!


  Ingredients:
  • 1 cup dried lentils du Puy or green lentils, rinsed (I actually use 1.5 cups to make it a bit thicker)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 1 green apple, peeled and chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 4 cups chicken stock (I use vegetable stock)
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup milk of your choice (this is optional)
  • 2 teaspoons horseradish (feel free to be liberal!)


Directions:
  • Place lentils, onions, apple, ginger, cumin, lemon rind and stock in a pot and bring to boil over high heat. 
  • Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 40 minutes or until lentils are completely soft.
  • Purée mixture until smooth and return to pot. Season with salt and pepper, adding extra stock if soup is too thick.
    • I like to leave out about a ½ cup of cooked lentils and add them to the pureed soup at the end to give it some more texture
  • Stir horseradish into soup and reheat when needed. Serves 4. 
    • If you would like a little bit of creaminess you can always add a dollop of fresh Mediterranean yogurt on top when serving as well!

5 comments:

Deb Darling said...

This is a terrific soup!!! Love that zing the horseradish brings to it. I think it's going to become a new favourite for me over the winter. Thanks so much for sharing.

Nadia said...

So glad you enjoyed it Deb, thanks for reading! :)

Anonymous said...

Do you use fresh or prepared horseradish?

Nadia said...

I use prepared horseradish, but you easily use either or!

Nadia said...

**can easily use

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