Made this for my family, took about 2 hours of a lot of work to prepare. My wife pushed her bowl back, she said it had no flavor. Sure enough, no flavor whatsoever. What could it use? Pepper, and especially garlic. This is soothing wallpaper paste, nothing more. If you have your tonsils out and need something soothing, this is it. Otherwise, skip this recipe. Not a keeper.
Easy to make and generous portion sizes. My husband loved this and I have pureed the whole quantity as we will be feeding some of this to my Mum who is dysphagic. Excellent and has been added to regular repeat recipes already!
I substituted vegetable broth for water and added 4 cups instead of 3 because I went a little heavy on the vegetables, but other that that was true to the recipe. I was very happy with the result - I will definitely make again.
I wanted something "lucky" to enjoy for New Year's Day, and ran across this recipe while I was searching for something to do with lentils. I must say, I am really glad I did. It is outstanding! My picky kids liked it, and my son even went back for seconds. I, too, wanted some texture, so I only pureed half of it. Next time I make it, I will add some pepper, but other than that, I thought the soup was absolutely delicious as is.
This soup was fantastic! I've never had leeks or sherry or used lentils before but I love soup and like to try new foods so I'm glad I didn't pass this one up. I only pureed part of the soup and added extra salt and a bit of cracked pepper. The sherry made a huge difference in the flavor and I'm glad I didn't substitute or leave it out. Served with a crusty roasted garlic bread. I will definitely make this again.
Nice soup. Taste good and easy to prepare. I have other lentil soups I like better, so, I will not make again.
This soup was simply delicious! I pretty much followed the recipe, except I added a little cheese on top of it. I will definitely be keeping this recipe handy.
This was an excellent soup. I used all onions instead of the leeks/onion combination, and I used all chicken broth instead of the water/broth combination. I used our immersion blender, which made the pureeing process very simple and fast. Since I'm not terribly concerned about fat and calories, I added a dollop of sour cream along with the crumbled bacon to each bowl just before serving. It was delicious!
This is a keeper. I did the same thing as the other reviewer. I pureed half of the soup, and added the other half for texture. I have four young children and they all loved it. I couldn't get it into my 9 month olds mouth fast enough. My favorite soup recipe so far from CL.
Truly delicious! I have made it several times and even served it to guests. I add a little extra salt. Also use my handheld blender to puree. Serve it with a nice crusty bread and a full-flavored hard cheese such as Asiago or Kasseri.
This is truly a delicious lentil soup recipe. The sherry and cream give it a unique, rich flavor. I used 32 ounces of chicken stock instead of water. I am not sure if this influenced the flavor. I also only pureed a portion of the soup in order to maintain some texture. This is a definite addition to my recipe files!