Burundian Lentil and Bean Soup
One of the dishes that we checked when visiting Burundi in our challenge was the Lentil and Bean Soup, or ‘Soupe aux Lentilles et Legumes’ if you want to be fancier. I’m definitely a soup kind of person – it’s so good and warms you up inside, especially during those cold snowy winter nights.
The soup was full of vegetables and it was delicious. It’s also completely vegetarian and, honestly, it doesn’t even need anything meaty – it’s healthy and tasty without even trying! Also, it’s a good representation of the Burundian cuisine in general. The meat there is expensive, so one must get by with lots of veggies.
Making the soup is very easy and straightforward, although the veggie prep can take a bit. Also, I definitely added more stock in than the original recipe asked for. From some other pics from the internet, it seemed that it was much more thick and kind of like a casserole, but I definitely like it when it’s more… soupy? I guess it can be an Estonian thing. If you ever come here, you’ll learn pretty quickly that we can’t stand dry food – everything has to have (lots of) sauce and liquid.
Overall, it’s a perfect soup for cold autumn or winter evenings when you’re just craving for something warm and cosy!
Let me know down in the comments if you tried it and how you liked it!
Note: in the “Around the World” challenges, I try to find the most authentic recipes available. I will not make adjustments myself, other than converting the measurements and possibly giving some additional tips in the steps. This way, you’ll get the same traditional experience when trying yourself! 🙂