Thursday, February 3, 2011

Red Lentil Soup

This is one of my go-to recipes when I haven't gone grocery shopping in a while. The only fresh ingredient it calls for is 1/4 of an onion and a lemon. For such a simple recipe, the flavor is very intense.

Red Lentil Soup
Serves 2 

1/2 cup red lentils
1 can chicken broth
1/4 of a white onion, diced
Juice of 1 lemon
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon red pepper

1. Heat olive oil in sauce pan over medium heat. Add onions and saute until translucent.
2. Add chicken broth, lentils, and spices. 
3. Cook over low heat about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. If soup gets too thick, add hot water.
4. Right before serving, add lemon juice. Be careful not to add it too early, or the flavor will disappear into the soup.

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