Everyone loves homemade food gifts so if you’re in a pinch with only a few more days, here’s a easy, healthy and pretty food gift. Curried Soup Mix is a great combination of lentils and spices. It makes a pretty presentation perfect for this time of year. It’s a true comforting soup ideal for this cold weather.
Curried Soup Mix
2 (1 quart) jars with tight-fitting lids
1 pound red lentils
3 teaspoons sea salt
6 tablespoons minced dried onion
2 tablespoons curry powder
1 teaspoons garlic powder
1 pound green lentils
1/2 package (5-ounce) dried apple rings, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2 tablespoons dried parsley leaves
1. In bottom of each glass jar, place 8 ounces red lentils; top with 11/2 teaspoon salt, 3 tablespoons dried onion, 1 tablespoon curry powder, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/2 pound green lentils, 1/2 cup apple pieces and 1 tablespoon dried parsley. Seal jars and store at room temperature up to 1 month.
2. Prepare labels with cooking instructions; attach to jars. Add to label before giving as a gift:
Place lentil soup mix in 3-quart saucepan with 7 cups water. Heat to boiling on high. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 20 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.