Friday, November 20, 2015

Red Lentil Soup

Red Lentil Soup
Oh, so good!
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 sweet onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
7 medium sized carrots, peeled, chopped 
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon turmeric
2 teaspoon coriander
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2 cups red lentils
1-15oz. can diced tomatoes
6 cups vegetable broth
Salt and pepper to taste
Fresh cilantro, fresh lemon juice and crushed red pepper to taste

Heat 2 tablespoons in a large pot over medium heat.  Saute the onion and garlic until soft.  Add the carrots and sauté until carrots are tender, about 10 - 12 minutes.

Add the spices and sauté for an additional 2 minutes.

Add the vegetable broth, diced tomatoes and lentils and stir to combine.  Simmer on low heat for 20 minutes, or until lentils are tender.

To create a creamy soup use a blender and blend soup in portions or use an immersion blender.

Serve soup with fresh cilantro, crushed red pepper and fresh lemon juice.

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