Red Lentils and Smoked Ham Soup
Updated: Apr 13, 2020
I absolutely love trying new ingredients and creating with new foods. A co-worker of mine kept suggesting I use Red Lentils to cook. Since the outer coating is removed, it is one of the easier peas to prepare. Without the lengthy pre-soak or using a pressure cooker to soften, you simply give it 15-20 minutes depending on the texture you desire and voila. Despite its beautiful red color, when cooked it becomes a pale almost yellow color similar in resemblance to the yellow Split Pea. I decided to use this pretty pea in a soup and I was most definitely not disappointed. I hope you enjoy trying this recipe as much as I did.