Was anyone else surprised by how much the orange permeated throughout this soup? Especially from just one sliver of orange peel? Or was it just me?
Anyway, as many of you know, I’m about to complete week two of a three-week cleanse diet that renders a sizable portion of Dorie’s cookbook off-limits. However, a few of the recipes can be tweaked to keep them cleanse-friendly, with this lentil soup being one of them. Of course, I couldn’t garnish with the fun yogurt, bacon, or lardons as Dorie suggested, but the soup was still plenty flavorful. It had a nice lift from the bright and citrus-y orange peel, which was a nice surprise coming from a lentil soup. I made sure to make the entire batch so that I can substitute it for times when I get tired of the other soups on the cleanse. Here’s to one more week!
This orange-scented lentil soup was made as a part of French Fridays with Dorie, a group of bloggers who are cooking their way through Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours.