Pumpkin Lentil Soup
Large 12-14 quart pot with lid
1-2 Tbls olive oil
2 onions, finely diced
2 medium zucchinis, unpeeled, washed well, and chunked
1 lb (½ kilo) fresh pumpkin (only! It won’t work with canned), peeled and cubed
1 large white potato, cubed
1 cup dried red lentils (they appear orange in the bag)
2-3 scallions, diced
1 Tbls salt
1/3 tsp pepper
¼ tsp dried mustard powder
8 cups water
Sautee the diced onion in the olive oil until clear; add the chunked zucchini on top of it and continue to sautee for 2 more minutes.
Add all the water, and while it is coming to a boil, add in all the rest of the ingredients. If you do not have mustard powder, you can use one heaping tablespoon of regular mustard in its place; it won’t be exactly the same but will still be quite good. After the soup has started boiling, turn down the flame and simmer for 2 & ½ hours. Freezes well, just make sure to reheat completely before serving.