lively lentils

This is the second time I've made this lentil soup.  Last time I skipped the saffron yogurt bit since I didn't have the time or the saffron.  However, I now realize how amazing saffron yogurt is, and I highly recommend taking the extra effort to make it.  It is delicious.

I followed Heidi's recipe to a t.  We even splurged ($3.35!!) on the brand of crushed tomatoes that she recommends: San Marzano.  They were good.  Also, French green lentils are my favorite lentils and really make a difference in this recipe.  Unlike plain old green ones, they really stay together and are a beautiful deep, dark green color.

[101cookbooks-recommended San Marzano crushed tomatoes]

[french green lentils cooking]

[saffron brewing]

[30ish strands of saffron + 1tbs boiling water + 1/2c greek yogurt = saffron yogurt]

[Lively Up Yourself Lentil Soup]

[Corniest Corn Muffins from Smitten Kitchen]

This was the perfect meal for the end of a dreary, cool Saturday.  I'm looking forward to trying variations of this recipe a few more times this spring.  Let me know if you try it, too!


  1. You should try it! It is so good -- especially considering how few ingredients it has. The corn muffins are pretty amazing too. Although, how can you go wrong with full-fat buttermilk, I ask?


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