This was absolutely delicious. Not a big cumin fan but I used it anyway and it fits perfectly doesn't over power. I used Farro instead of wheat berries because I couldn't find it at the store I was at and wasn't prepared to continue looking anywhere else. It worked perfectly.
tasty and healthy This is very good and filling. Make sure that the lentils and wheatberries are cooked well. I doubled the cumin and added a tsp.of ground coriander. Pros: easy to prepare good vegetarian meal Cons: needed to up the spices
This soup was delicious. Instead of using the broth though I used some soup I made with my VitaMix as the base (tomatoes bell pepper carrots onions) and water to cook the lentils then followed the recipe to the letter. It was great!
Flavorful? I was very excited to try this recipe I love cumin I love wheat berries I love lentils.. But for some reason it didn't come out as flavorful as I would have expected. Added a lot more cumin some cayenne pepper more lemon juice and even some soy sauce in an attempt to crank up the flavor but the soup was still bland. I'll be eating it all week because I made lot but I won't cook it again. Pros: Makes a lot cheap Cons: Lacking in flavor
I LOVE this soup. It freezes so well; make a huge batch and yank it out of the freezer for easy after-work meals. I also did not discard the chard stems. Just sautee them a bit and they're good to toss in! Emily Traverse City MI
This was very good. I did not throw out the swiss chard stems; instead I chopped them and sauteed them with the carrots and onions. Also added crushed red pepper. Would definitely make this again! Susan Salem MA
I didn't have enough brown lentils so i used black lentils for half the needed amount. I love wheatberries and I wasn't so sure about this recipe. Make sure you brown the onions took me longer than 15 min but the sugars from the carrot/onion is key to the flavors of the soup. Great soup very filling and tasty. I was thinking of trying to add fresh oregano and/or cilantro to the soup as well. Maybe next time. Pros: Cons:
Very yummy and healthy. I really enjoyed this soup. I'm a new fan of wheat berries and wanted to eat more swiss chard. Big fan - just be sure to season this to your taste preference. I added a sprinkle of parmesean cheese when serving and thought that was a perfect complement. Pros: Easy make ahead tips. Cons: A little bland - season to taste.
very tasty Very tasty soup! I didn't have chard so I subed for green beans- turned out great. Next time I will add lemon juice incrementally as it drastically changed the flavor for me and was a bit too tart.