Somewhere Deep in The Caribbean…

No rats in the vichyssoise, but a warm and sunny bowl of soup. Pineapplejuice, ginger and chili give this soup warmness, which makes it perfect winter food. The recipe isn’t ours, someone gave it to me couple of years ago, but I have no idea where it has been published originally.

Caribbean Lentil Soup

1 onion
piece of red bell pepper
piece of parsnip
2 carrots
3 medium potatoes
2 dl red lentils
2-3 tbsp oil
2 tbsp grated ginger
pinch of chili powder or some fresh chili
2 tbsp minced garlic
2-3 tbsp tomato purée
0,5 tsp ground allspice
1,5 l water
4 dl pineapple juice
1 tsp salt
0,5 dl lemon juice
cilantro (optional)

Chop the onion and cube the vegetables. Rinse the lentils. Heat the oil in a big pot and sauté the oinon, bell pepper, ginger, chili and garlic couple of minutes. Add tomato purée, allspice and cubed vegetables, sauté couple more minutes and add water and lentils. Bring to boil and simmer 30 minutes. Add pineapple juice and simmer a little longer. Season with lemon juice and salt. Sprinkle fresh cilantro on top and serve.

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2 comments on “Somewhere Deep in The Caribbean…

  1. Natalie says:

    This soup looks lovely. Can someone please explain what the measure ‘dl’ refers to?
    Thanks

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