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Vegan Lentil Soup With Smoked Tofu

Smoked tofu transforms plain-jane lentil soup into smoky deliciousness.

 

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Vegan Lentil Soup With Smoked Tofu

Smoked tofu transforms plain-jane lentil soup into smoky deliciousness.
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 red onion
  • 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil divided
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • 2 carrots cut in rounds
  • 2 l vegetable broth
  • 2 sprigs oregano
  • 1 sprig thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 1/4 cup green lentils rinsed
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup red lentils rinsed
  • 200 gr smoked tofu cut in cubes

Tip:

  • Smoked tofu is an extra-firm tofu often smoked in tea leaves – which gives it its light smoky flavour and a pale bronzy hue.

Instructions
 

  • Cut onion in half. Finely chop half, and cut other half into rings.
  • In a large pot, heat 2 tbsp of the olive oil over medium heat. Add chopped onion and garam masala and cook, stirring for 2 minutes. Add carrot and onion slices, and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, adding some of the vegetable broth if browning too quickly.
  • Stir in the remaining broth, oregano, thyme, bay leaf, green lentils, salt and pepper. Cook covered for 30 minutes, adding red lentils after 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, heat the remaining 1 tbsp olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Pat dry the tofu and add to the pan; cook flipping until browned. Stir into soup once lentils are tender.
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