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Lentil Soup

No recipe image available.A flavorful Middle Eastern-style lentil soup seasoned with onion, garlic, turmeric, peppercorns and lemon juice.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups water
1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
5 garlic cloves, finely chopped
10 peppercorns
1 onion, chopped
3/4 cup lentils
1 teaspoon salt
6 cups water
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt

Cooking Directions:

  1. Boil 2 1/2 cups water in a 3-quart saucepan. Add turmeric, chopped garlic cloves, peppercorns, chopped onion, lentils, and salt. Return to a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer until the lentils are cooked and most of the liquid absorbed, about 20 minutes.
  2. In a bowl, mash or grind the lentils completely using a little water, if necessary. Return lentils to the saucepan. Add 6 cups water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. Add lemon juice and salt.

Makes 8 servings.