Apricots are such a yummy and sweet summer-time delight. If you are craving some sweetness from this tasty fruit, pick up a bag of dried apricots. They have a beautiful color and are a great addition to all kinds of meals. Breakfast, lunch and dinner! Toss them in your oatmeal, top off your salad and spruce up your soup. Here is a simple and wholesome meal for the whole family. Literally, the whole family. My 10-month-old loves this, my hubby asked for seconds, and our dog licked up the spilled goodness that fell to the floor!
Red Lentil Soup with Apricots
- 1 Onion, diced
- 1 Clove Garlic, diced
- 1 Shallot, diced
- 1 Carrot, peeled and diced
- 1/2 cup Dried Apricots, chopped
- 1 cup Red Lentils, rinsed
- 1 tsp. Cumin
- 4 cups Water
Saute onions and carrots in a drizzle of olive oil for 5 minutes over medium heat. Add garlic, shallots and apricots and continue cooking 5 more minutes.
Add the cumin, cover and cook 3-5 minutes. Add the lentils and water. Bring to a boil, lower to a simmer and cook for about 25 minutes.
Use an immersion blender or transfer to a blender and process until smooth.