Thursday, January 10, 2013

Lemon Cilantro Lentil Soup


Big handful chopped fresh cilantro
4-5 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium carrot, chopped
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon cumin
1 T. garlic, minced
1 cup brown lentils, picked over and rinsed
6 cups chicken stock
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice


In a large pot heat olive oil. Add chopped onions and carrots and cook until tender,
about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Stir in spices and lentils,
pour in stock. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat and cover. Cook for 30 minutes or until lentils are tender.

In a food processor blend 4 T. Oil, cilantro and 1 garlic clove until it is a purée. Set aside.

When the lentils are soft blend 2 cups of the lentils in a blender and return to soup. Stir in the cilantro oil and fresh lemon juice.

This soup is perfect with hot sauce on top and a nice piece of grilled chicken.

It is Gluten-free and dairy free too!

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