Lemony Lentil Soup

Number of servings : Prep time: Cooking time: 30 minutes Type of meal : | Soups | Soups Special diet

Number of servings :

Prep time:

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Type of meal : | Soups | Soups

Special diet :

Ingredients

1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil
3 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
9 oz (250 g) onions, coarsely chopped
9 oz (250 g) red lentils, rinsed and drained
5 cups (1.2 litres) chicken or vegetable stock
1 tsp (5 mL) ground coriander
1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground cumin
1 Juice of 1 lemon
4 wafer-thin slices of lemon
to taste Salt and black pepper

Directions

Heat the oil in a heavy-based saucepan. Add the garlic and onions and cook them over medium heat for 6-7 minutes until they turn a rich brown colour, stirring frequently to prevent sticking. Add the lentils and cook for a further 1-2 minutes. Then add the stock, raise the heat, and bring the soup to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes until the lentils are almost soft. Place a nonstick frying pan over a high heat, add the coriander and cumin, and dry-fry them for 1 to 2 minutes until the aroma rises, then add them to the soup. Raise the heat under the soup, add the lemon juice and lemon slices, and season to taste, then let it simmer for 5 minutes. Sprinkle the soup with a little black pepper and serve. Makes 4 servings.

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Imported on 2011-01-20 16:41:26 — Original ID:790

Lemony Lentil Soup