This is one of my absolute favourite soups that was given to me by one of my absolute favourite people. Becky of Becky and the Beanstock has the full recipe on her site, so go check it out.
Guess how the recipe starts? Yes, that's oil and onion sauteeing there, lol.
I didn't have all of the ingredients, so I made a few changes. I used a can of diced tomatoes which made my broth, well, redder of course.
I also did not have any beluga lentils (the black ones) so I just omitted them.
Have you ever cooked with bulgur? I got mine at the bulk food store (Bulk Barn). Here's what it looks like:
In the final soup, I can't really discern the bulgur but it definitely adds some whole-grain goodness and body to the soup.
I didn't have mint so I garnished with fresh parsley, along with olive oil and a squirt of lemon juice.
This soup makes you feel like you're doing something good for your body. We often make this when one of us is sick.