I was so excited to get Terry Walters new cookbook called Clean Start! I have her first cookbook Clean Food and love it so I knew that I had to get Clean Start. I wanted to share the recipe that I made this week because it was delicious! Plus, you should get a copy of Clean Start for yourself – inspiring, seasonal and delicious clean food recipes!
- 1 1/2 cups dried red lentils
- 3 cups water
- Thumb-size piece of kombu
- 1 medium yellow onion, diced
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 3 celery stalks, diced
- 2 T. extra virgin olive oil
- 2 T. mirin
- 1 1/2 cups chopped tomatoes
- 1 turnip, peeled and diced
- 1 1/2 cups cooked great northern beans
- 4 cups vegetable stock
- Sea salt and ground pepper
- 1/2 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley
Rinse and drain lentils. Place in pot and bring to a boil with kombu. Reduce heat to simmer until lentils are soft. Remove from heat and set aside.
In soup pot, saute onion, garlic and celery in oil until soft. Add mirin, tomatoes, turnip and beans. Stir to combine ingredients. Remove and discard kombu and add lentils to pot. Add stock and bring to a boil and then simmer for about 20 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Stir in the chopped parsley and serve!
I have to say that I am not a big fan of lentils and this was soooo good!! I hope you enjoy it!