First of all, this was fabulous. Second of all, this was healthy AND fabulous. Third of all, you should make it!!! Saw this soup on Cookin' Canuck and was surprised to see lentils and black beans together--we love both and would have not thought to put them together. What a great idea! I've adapted the recipe somewhat because of my love of all things smoked. It's awesome. Shared it with folks and was asked for the recipe. Definitely going in my permanent rotation. Filling, straight-forward and delicious.
As has been my recent method, I made a double recipe and froze half of the soup--it defrosted beautifully. The smoked paprika is what makes this soup--do not skip it or use regular paprika--the soup will not be the same.
This soup is perfect for a cold day. It's perfect to reheat at work. It's perfect to serve for a casual dinner with grilled cheese sandwiches and fresh fruit. Enjoy!
BLACK BEAN AND LENTIL SOUP WITH SMOKED PAPRIKA
Adapted from www.cookincanuck.com