Thursday, September 30, 2010
Easiest Soup Ever
Whenever it's rainy outside, I seek comfort in a bowl of soup. In this case it was red lentil dal for lunch. This is such an easy process that you probably don't even need a recipe, but here it goes:
Place about a cup of rinsed red lentils in a soup pot with a 1-inch cube of fresh ginger, about a teaspoon of turmeric, and 3 cups of water. Cover, bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer about 15 minutes. When lentils have softened, remove ginger and stir in about a 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt, squeeze of lemon, and a giant handful of fresh cilantro. Add water if you like the soup thinner. That's it. Done. And even though it's about zero calories, it's surprisingly filling and satisfying.