This soup is all it promises to be - quick, cheap, easy and pretty good! Different spices will be in my next attempt, though the lemon juice and salt is lovely. Thanks for posting!
I may have added too much vegetable stock, but it did seem a bit too salty and a bit bland. Not bad, next time I will try adjusting vegetable stock levels with water, and seeing what other spices I can put in.
I've never had lentils before, but I qualify as a poor student, and wal-mart sells them, so I figured, why not. Wow. Lentils are really gross looking when they're cooked, but this was amazingly good. I like spices so I added a little bit of everything to it: black pepper, onion salt, curry powder, coriander. Good with grated cheddar cheese sprinkled in too. Convenient to come home, scoop some into a bowl, add a little water, and microwave. For someone who can barely cook, this recipe is awesome. Also great for those who have no time, or live alone. I'm making another pot right now, so I better go stir!
awesome tasty source of protein. I use green lentils and they don't really foam or break apart during cooking. At the end I use the olive oil and red pepper flakes, then also use salt, black pepper and sea lettuce flakes. I usually freeze a bit too for future days when I don't feel like doing much other than defrosting.
What I enjoy most about this recipe (apart from the humor of the author) is that it makes a great base for many other things. I use this as a base for curry, adding spices, sweet poatoes and peas, as well as a substitute for "cream of whatever" soups that I cannot eat (I'm vegan). If you really let this boil down, you can even use it in place of "cream of whatever" soup concentrate for rice and noodle casseroles or green bean casserole. It's also very tasty as is, although I sometimes add a few handful of spinach or a chopped carrot for color and variety.
This is the first recipe that I have tried on recipezaar.com and it was quite simple. I used my biggest stock pot and did not need to add any extra water, if anything I needed to cook off some of the liquid! I added the olive oil in the beginning and did not have any problems with sticking. Thanks Tigrrboxer