I am often asked how do I have the time to make soup when in reality, soup is one of the quickest meals to come together, especially if you use a pressure cooker.
This yummy soup went from raw ingredients to bowls in less than 40 minutes (I used a traditional pot on a cooktop) and the leftovers are almost as good as the first servings.
The key in this recipe is to use red lentils, green lentils just don’t seem to work as seamlessly with these ingredients. You can omit the potatoes, but they definitely add another tasty dimension to the finished dish.
I went to a local farmer’s market with my daughter last weekend and, in addition to pounds of fresh tomatoes, I bought some eggplant. I practically always make eggplant parmesan. Since we just had that dish a few weeks ago, I was looking to make something different. You can experiment with adding different items in place of the olives, garbanzo beans, and tomatoes. But I would recommend giving it a try, as is, first.
YUM! These are so good and are gluten-free too! However, if you really insist on keeping that gluten, you can substitute traditional flour for the garbanzo flour…either way they taste so good.
This time I used toasted black sesame seeds but the white variety works just as well. These poppable sensations are a great source of protein with 15 grams per serving.
For a topping, I mixed together 3/4 cup vegan sour cream, 1/2 cup vegan, 1 1/2 tablespoons of crushed garlic, 1 tablespoon chopped herb of choice (basil, oregano, dill, etc.) and salt.