Sunday, January 16, 2011

Tibetan Lental Soup - One of my favorites from Fresh Restaraunt

This is an incredible soup that is soooo good for you and full of good stuff, high in fiber and awesome on a day like today ... it's dang cold in Toronto today!

So ... you need;

5 tbs olive oil
2 onions diced
3 cloves if garlic minced
2 small carrots, peeled and diced
2 stalks of celery, chopped
a pinch of cayenne pepper for a little heat
2 tsp ground coriander
1-1/2 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp tumeric
2 potatoes peeled and diced
2 cups green lentils (make sure you sort through them for small stones)
11 cups roasted vegetable stock (I have found that the Imagine brand is my favorite and it is thick and rich)
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
pinch sea salt

Heat the oil in a stock pot and add the onions, carrots, celery and garlic and cook until the onions are soft ... 5-6 six minutes.
Stir in the cayenne pepper, coriander, cumin and turmeric and cook for a couple of minutes (smells awesome!)
Add the potatoes, lentils and vegetable stock and cook until the lentils are soft ... 15-20 minutes.

At the restaurant they garnish with cilantro and a lemon wedge ... up to you. Some vegan sour cream might go good too.  This makes great leftovers as most soups do and is great to take to work too!

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