I've always been taught that soup needs to simmer all day before it tastes good - preferably sitting in the fridge overnight to meld. So I was highly skeptical when I bought a new cookbook, Soups and Hearty Stews for All Seasons by Nava Atlas, and saw that many of her cooking times are 20 - 30 min.
Who'd have thought a published cookbook author would know more than I do about soup?! I've tried several of her recipes and the cooking times seemed dead on as far as texture and taste go.
This soup was okay. Not awesome but decent. I might make it if I have cauliflower on hand and need to use it up (because I always have lentils and a potato or two around). But there are so many awesome soups out there that I don't want to spend time on 'okay' soup. Nonetheless, it was decent so maybe it will score higher on your scale. Who knows.
Oh! One other big plus to this cookbook - she provides nutrition information! THANK YOU!
Makes: 6-8 servings
Find it: On page 72 of Vegan Soups and Hearty Stews for All Seasons by Nava Atlas
Taste: Okay. Not bad by any means. Just not awesome.