Are you looking for a easy tasty satisfying recipe? Here’s the best lentil soup recipe for sailors. I have to admit that the first time I had lentils I was in my 30’s. It just wasn’t something that my family ate. Furthermore, I thought that it was one of those foods that only vegetarians ate. I envisioned it being bland and boring.
Being a liveaboard sailor now for over four years, I’ve come to respect any food that is tasty, easy to cook and fills me up. Furthermore, when I’m on a night or anchor watch, I value meals that feel comforting. To my surprise, lentil dishes fit the bill.
Lentils are healthy and filling!
Interestingly, lentils include all these beneficial nutrients like fiber, protein, minerals and vitamins. They are also low in calories and contain virtually no fat. One cup of cooked lentils contains only 230 calories. AND they’re tasty and filling.
Considering that I like to devoid myself of any responsibility past 3pm in the afternoon, I prepare dinner in the morning, having it slow cook all day. When my family is hungry, they can help themselves to a meal that is ready. The best lentil soup recipe is ‘the best’ because it’s easy to make, takes minutes to prepare, fills you up and can cook on low power to no power (solar oven) all day long.
If you’re not already cooking with a solar cooker, make sure to read my article, 10 Benefits of Solar Cooking.
The Best Lentil Soup Recipe for Sailors – Slowcooker or Solar Cooker
- A medium onion, diced
- 1 stalk of celery, sliced
- 1 carrot, sliced
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 2 1/2 cups of lentils
- 6 cups of stock (vegetable, chicken, etc.)
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- 1/2 teaspoon each of Cumin, Coriander & Ground Cardomon
- Optional: Chili pepper flakes, bacon bits/lardons
- Salt and pepper to taste
Either sauté the onion, celery, carrots in olive oil or add those four ingredients to a slow or solar cooker for 30 minutes. Once they’ve softened a bit, add everything else. Cook for six to eight hours on low.
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