Red Lentil Soup
Lentils are rich in protein, making them an ideal ingredient for vegetarians and vegans. They're also a good source of iron and vitamin C, among other nutrients.
The sour cream can be replaced by a vegetable alternative or just nixed entirely.
- 1 onion
- 1 garlic
- 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon red Curry paste
- 150 grams red Lentils
- 400 grams lumpy tomatoes (canned)
- 600 milliliters Vegetable broth
- lemon juice
- cayenne pepper
Peel and finely chop the onion and garlic. Saute the onion, garlic and ginger in hot oil for 1-2 minutes, until translucent. Add the curry paste and lentils. Saute briefly. Add the tomatoes and broth. Simmer for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add broth, as needed.
Season with salt, lemon juice and cayenne pepper.
Serve garnished with a dollop of sour cream and sprinkled with cilantro.