Am I right? Tasty but main stream.
If you're looking for a lentil soup that will delight and surprise then look no further. This one comes from Oaxaca and is cooked down with onions and garlic but is so lovely because of the surprising addition of plantains and fresh pineapple which adds this palimpsest of sweet flavors with each bite.
Subtle, not overpowering and coming together oh so well! with the flavor of allspice that ties it all together.
Taught it in class yesterday and the boys are gobbling up bowls of it this Sunday lunch.
So if you're open to expanding your palate just a wee bit, give this a go one of these chilly evenings.