Skipper is always such a sweetie and boy does he love meal time! He got such a workout last night frantically cleaning his bowl, then Miko’s bowl, that he had to lay down and rest in the kitchen.
I got a bit of a workout using my spiral slicer on a huge zucchini. I have not been using it enough this summer, shame one me! One zucchini produces a huge amount of “noodles”.
And they were perfect for this simple and fast lentil miso soup recipe.
Simple Lentil Miso Soup
- 1/4 cup white miso paste
- 1 spiral sliced zucchini
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1 cup lentils
- 3 cups of water
- salt and pepper to taste
Bring water, miso paste, and lentils to a boil in a medium soup pot over high heat. Reduce heat to a simmer and stir in zucchini, red pepper flakes, and salt and pepper. Cover and simmer for about 20 minutes. Serve and enjoy. Makes 2-4 servings.
I used up a bag of TruRoots Organic Sprouted Lentils in this recipe, but any variety of lentils will do.
And you can add more veggies if you like, have fun! I added mild chopped peppers that needed to be used up from our farm box.
For an incredibly fast and simple recipe, it was a lot of fun to eat and had a wonderful savory and rich flavor from the miso paste with a little kick.
The lentils added a firm and slightly crunchy texture to the zucchini noodles. And it’s very filling for a lighter, veggie loaded soup.