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. 

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