Cumin and a blend of other spices add complexity to this carrot and lentil soup that is surprisingly simple to prepare.
Welcome to your new favorite soup! This is no basic curried lentil soup -- this version combines Vanns Ground Cumin, Ground Cardamom, Garam Masala, Smoked Spanish Paprika, and Cayenne to create a depth of flavor that keeps each bite of this batch of soup exciting. Carrots and leeks add sweetness, while preserved lemon adds brightness. It's healthy, warming, and hearty -- everything you could ask for in a soup recipe.
Serves 12. Adapted from The LA Times.
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