Easy Lentil Soup
This soup is used with red split lentils. It is a traditional soup in the Middle East and is eaten year round. It is the poor man's soup. The traditional way to make this soup is with cumin, a common spice here. I prefer to use dried coriander instead. It gives it a nicer flavor.
- 1 liter of water
- 1/2 cup red lentils
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 teaspoon dried coriander
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Place the water in a pan along with the red lentils and bring to a boil. Make sure the lentils are very well washed and free of all debris and stones.
- In a separate small skillet, add in the oil and heat. Add in the chopped onion and saute' until light brown. Add the onion to the lentils.
- Cook the lentils with the coriander and seasoning. Some people like to add chicken bouillon to the soup, but I do not.
- Cook the soup for around 40 minutes and then remove from the stove. You can add some chopped coriander if you prefer.