If you've ever eaten lentil soup, you probably know that appearances are deceiving. Afterall, who would guess how delicious this soup is by looking at it?! Legumes must be the "ugly ducklings" of the culinary world - not much to look at in a bowl, but rich in flavor and packed with nutrients. Lentil soup is a traditional Spanish dish, prepared in many different ways, so there is no single recipe for it. Our recipe includes lean pork loin in cubes, but it is typical to be served lentil soup that contains chorizo and/or morcilla sausages. Although the Spanish eat soup as a first course, this soup can be a very filling main course. Try making a pot of lentil soup when you have things to do around the house this holiday season, but don't have a a lot of time to prepare dinner.
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