Saturday, June 11, 2011

Cilantro & Lentil Soup

A new favorite recipe, perfect for a cool summer day or the depths of winter. I found it in a Vegetarian cookbook by Vicki Smallwood:

Cilantro & Lentil Soup
  • saute 1 large onion (peeled and diced), 1 glove garlic (peeled and crushed), and 1 piece of fresh ginger (grated) in 1 tablespoon sunflower oil;
  • after about 3 minutes add 3/4 cup red lentils and 5 cups vegetable stock;
  • bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer;
  • simmer for 30 minutes;
  • chop a handful of cilantro, toss in before serving.
The ginger gives this dish an amazing taste. And the cost can't be beat. If you have the oil on hand for other cooking, the total pot of soup can be made for less than $5.

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