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If you haven’t tried Indian Dal Seasoning, ask for a jar of it at Whole Spice, and then try this recipe for Indian Spice Soup. It is absolutely delicious with red lentils! Whole Spice will be offering a 20% discount the last three days of the month so start your wish list now and stock up April 28-30.

Indian Spice Soup

Ingredients:
3 Tbsp olive oil (or oil of choice)
1 cup chopped onion
4 Tbsp Indian Dal Seasoning
1 cup dal (red lentils or other legumes)
1 cup chopped carrot (about ½ carrot)
1 cup yellow zucchini (about ½ zucchini)
1 tsp sea salt 6 cups water
1 Roma tomato, chopped
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped

Directions:
In a large pot heat up the oil on medium-heat then add the onion. Fry until golden brown. Add Indian Dal seasoning, salt and stir for 10 seconds. Now add the dal, carrots and zucchini then stir for 1 minute. Add the water then cover and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and cook for 45 minutes. Add the tomato and cilantro. Serve with flatbread of pita bread.

 

 

A warm bowl of soup just hits the spot on a chilly day, especially when it is raining, and with the winter El Niño predictions, there could be quite a few of those days ahead. C CASA has created a sumptuous lineup of savory soups that will rotate daily that are guaranteed to take the chill off. Here are just a few to whet your appetite: Red posole with chicken, vegetable lentil, salmon chowder, chicken tortilla, shiitake mushroom Consommé, butternut squash, cauliflower with lemongrass, wild mushroom and celery root purée. We are looking forward to trying all of them!

Whole Spice soup base is a premium, all-natural blend of spices, using only the highest quality of ingredients, with no chemicals or MSG. And with no meat products added, it is truly a vegetarian’s delight. In addition to using in soup, Whole Spice soup base may also be used as a dry rub for meats or fish, and a variety of other vegetarian dishes. With so many wonderful uses Whole Spice soup base is sure to please. Try this simple soup recipe at home…

Whole Spice White Bean Soup

Ingredients:
Quarter cup olive oil plus extra for drizzling
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 carrots, diced
2 celery stalks, diced
2 cups leeks (white part only), diced
2 Tbs. Whole Spice soup base
1 ½ cups vegetable broth
1 28 oz. can of chopped tomatoes
1 28 oz. can or frozen white beans (any kind of white bean will do)
Fresh parsley
Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions:
Sauté carrots, celery, leeks, garlic in olive oil for five minutes. Add soup base, chopped tomatoes and white beans and simmer on stove for 45 minutes. Spoon into four bowls and garnish with fresh parsley, a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.