I was hesitantly hopeful when I read through Dorie's recipe, because a) it uses some different seasonings: orange peel, a clove, coriander, ginger, and b) it is pureed, which might solve my aversion to the texture. I've been pretty impressed by her soups so far (and actually find myself craving the cauliflower soup, now that I finished eating what was in the freezer), so I thought there was a chance that Orange-Scented Lentil Soup (pg 90) would be the soup to change my opinion of lentils.
Nope. Still gritty. Still ugly.
|This is not a bowl of soup you can beautify.|
Conclusion: Indifferent. Lentils. Blah.