Thursday, 8 May 2014

RED LENTIL SOUP


Red Lentil Soup:

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon red pepper
1 medium tomato, chopped
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 teaspoon dried mint, plus additional for serving
1 cup red lentils
1/4 cup coarse bulgur wheat
4 cups vegetable stock
Butter, for serving
Lemon wedges, for serving

Preparation:

In large pot over medium heat, add the onion, garlic, salt and pepper with the extra virgin olive oil. Cook until the onion is soft and the garlic is fragrant, 4 to 5 minutes.
Stir in the tomato, tomato paste, and mint, and cook for an additional 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in the lentils and bulgur wheat, and cover with the chicken stock and 2 cups of water. Cover and simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until the lentils are tender. Serve each bowl with a little pat of butter on top, letting it melt, along with a sprinkle of mint, red pepper and the lemon wedges.
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