Vegan lentil chili on a bed of brown rice with just enough spice. 🔥 #veganfoodshare #vegan #veganchili
First, we lightly stir-fried red Thai chili peppers, orange cubanelle peppers, garlic, white onion, and an heirloom tomato for about 5 minutes (without oil). Then we added the remaining 3 tbs of organic salsa with 3 tbs of water and 2 cups of lentils leftover from last night’s dinner. Next, we let the mix simmer for while reheating brown rice (also from last night). Finally we assembled the bowl and enjoyed. August 24, 2015 at 02:03PM
About 2 pounds ripe red tomatoes, cored and roughly cut into chunks 1 Italian frying (cubanelle) pepper or another long, light green pepper, such as Anaheim, cored, seeded and roughly cut into chunks 1 cucumber, about 8 inches long, peeled and roughly cut into chunks 1 small mild onion (white or red), peeled and roughly cut into chunks 1 clove garlic 2 teaspoons sherry vinegar, more to taste Salt ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil, more to taste, plus more for drizzling
Combine tomatoes, pepper, cucumber, onion and garlic in a blender or, if using a hand blender, in a deep bowl. (If necessary, work in batches.) Blend at high speed until very smooth, at least 2 minutes, pausing occasionally to scrape down the sides with a rubber spatula.
With the motor running, add the vinegar and 2 teaspoons salt. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil. The mixture will turn bright orange or dark pink and become smooth and emulsified, like a salad dressing. If it still seems watery, drizzle in more olive oil until texture is creamy.
Strain the mixture through a strainer or a food mill, pushing all the liquid through with a spatula or the back of a ladle. Discard the solids. Transfer to a large pitcher (preferably glass) and chill until very cold, at least 6 hours or overnight.
Before serving, adjust the seasonings with salt and vinegar. If soup is very thick, stir in a few tablespoons ice water. Serve in glasses, over ice if desired. A few drops of olive oil on top are a nice touch.
My version from this recipe was rather tasty. I might put a couple drops of sriracha to add some zing next time.