FIREBALL LENTIL CHOWDER
Is it a chili or a chowder? These are the questions we like to play with when coming up with the names of some of our recipes, so we thought why not share with you!
In the short form, they are both thick chunky style soups. Does that sound appetizing? Not really, right?
Often times, chowder is a thick soup with seafood, and according to our handy Food Lover's Companion, but also can be a rich soup containing chunks of food.
The history of chili is almost worth its own blog! Did you know true chili makers WOULD NEVER use beans?
Nonetheless, they can both be used with tomatoes, and since the recipe we created, isn't using beans, but rather lentils and sweet potatoes for a heart and tastebud happy, perhaps chili aficionados, will allow us to use the word?
Check out our fireball lentil chowder and you decide!
FIREBALL LENTIL CHOWDER
Nutrient rich beta carotene sweet potatoes, protein hearty black lentils, lycopene packed tomatoes and red peppers, rejuvenating holy basil with a kick of cinnamon and cayenne, bring such a richness to this incredibly simple dish that's ready start to finish in 30 minutes. If tulsi helps keeps our heart happy, and balance stress, this chowder is sure to be in your monthly meal planning. You may want to double up on this!
Olive Oil, 2 Tbsp.
Yellow Onion, diced, 1 cup
Red Bell Peppers, diced, 1/2 cup
Green Bell Peppers, diced, 1/2 cup
Sweet Potatoes, peeled and diced, 2 cups
Sparkle Salt, 1/2 tsp.
Tomato Sauce, 2 cups
Black Lentils, 1/2 cup
Water, 2 cups
Fireball Basil, 3 Tbsp.
Garnishes: rice, cilantro, or herbs of choice, sour cream or yogurt, shredded cheese, green onions, tortilla chips
Heat large size sauce pot over medium high heat.
Add in olive oil, onions and bell peppers,
Saute 1-2 minutes.
Add in sweet potatoes and season with sparkle salt.
Add in lentils, tomato sauce and water and bring to a simmer.
Whisk in 3 Tbsp. of Māla Girl fireball basil.
Cover and reduce heat to low.
Continue cooking for 15 minutes or until sweet potatoes have softened and lentils have cooked.
Remove lid and continue cooking if you like to have it thickened.
Pour into bowls and add any choice of garnishes.
As always, changing the flavor of Māla Girl, completely changes this dish.
This is yet another recipe, where all flavors would work well here.
Which other flavor would you try?