Lentil Soup with Hot Dogs
The lentils score points with some of the ingredients: Vegetable protein is in the pulses, which we need for the new formation of cells and messenger substances. With 130 milligrams of magnesium per 100 grams of lentils, they strengthen our nerves and our brain. In addition, a high iron content is necessary for healthy blood formation and satiating fibre.
You can serve freshly baked wholemeal spelt rolls with the stew with lentils and wieners. For vegetarians, leave out the wieners or replace them with a soy variant.
Soak lentils in water overnight. Rinse, trim and cut leeks crosswise into rings. Rinse, trim and slice celery. Peel and slice carrots. Peel and dice onion.
Heat oil in a saucepan. Add onion and sauté. Add remaining vegetables and cook briefly. Add drained lentils and broth. Cover and simmer over medium heat, about 45 minutes. Place spices in a spice bag or tea ball and add to soup. Stir occasionally, adding more broth if needed.
Cut hot dogs into slices and warm in the soup about 5 minutes. Remove spice bag and season soup with vinegar, salt and pepper. Divide soup among bowls and serve with sliced bread, if desired.