There’s nothing better on a cold winter night than a hearty minestrone. Not the usual type, with pasta or rice, but the experimental type, with red lentils. Ok, I’ll admit it, it’s not experimental in the sense you might imagine, but rather as a result of the need to cook something fast, from scratch, with the little things I had in the fridge/freezer. You see, we had just returned from our ski vacation to an empty fridge and this is all I could come up with. The funny thing is, it turned out so damn good that I decided to share it and declare that the classic minestrone has nothing on my red lentil version!
This soup was so nourishing! I loved the aroma it borrowed from the spices, fresh herbs, but, most importantly, from the parmesan. Of course, if you want to keep it vegan, just forget about the parmesan – the soup will still be so incredibly satisfying! I ate it with freshly baked bread with dried tomatoes, it was absolutely insane! I’ll post that recipe soon, so keep an eye on it, you’ll absolutely love it.
Love and minestrone!