Cream of lentils Quick and easy recipe
Lentils cream hulled red: it is possible to prepare this lentil cream also using classic lentils, but the hulled red ones are easier to prepare as they do not require soaking and having no external cuticle, you don't have to pass and filter them. They are quite easily found in supermarkets and organic product markets. I prepare legumes at least once a week, and lentils are also very popular with my 2-year-old daughter, this dish is also perfect for children, adding a little pasta is a complete dish, with carbohydrates and vegetable proteins. We all know that lentils contain iron, so they are perfect for those who lack this important mineral, but it is important to remember that to absorb the iron contained in lentils it is necessary to take vitamin C immediately, and to avoid the calcium intake, so let's drink a glass of orange soda immediately after eating lentils and avoid eating cheese during the same meal!
Ingredients for 4 people
- 250 gr of peeled red lentils
5-6 cherry tomatoes (I used the datterini tomatoes in a jar, but the fresh cherry tomatoes)
- 2 tablespoons mixed for sauté (carrot, onion and celery - if you don't have any fresh)
- 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
- salt and pepper
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How to make the Lentil soup
Put in a saucepan 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil is 2 tablespoons of mixed for sautéing (carrot, celery and onion), turn on the heat and let it flavor a little
then add i Cherry tomatoes and the lentils previously rinsed under running water, let everything flavor for a few moments.
Add 2 full glasses of water, cover with the lid and cook for 15 minutes over low heat.
After 15 minutes the water will be completely absorbed by the lentils, add another 2 glasses of water, the salt and cook (with the lid on for another 7-8 minutes).
Go with immersion mixer lentils, you will get a cream, if too thick add a little more water and cook for a few more minutes, the important thing is that it is always very fluid, not too thick!
Pour into plates and add a little pepper he was born in parsley fresh. For children, however, avoid this last step, prepare a little pasta, drain it and add 2-3 tablespoons of lentil cream. And here is yours lentils cream shelled red, enjoy your meal!
WINE PAIRING: The recommended wine to pair with is a Oltrepò Pavese Barbera Doc.
In this blog for wine pairings I have consulted the site most often: www.bodegasdevino.org
Enjoy your meal!