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Lentil-lemon soup

It's soup season! Here's my favorite; wonderful flavor, and so quick and
easy it's really "fast food":

Lentil-lemon soup (adapted from The Natural Gourmet)

2 medium onions, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 tsp salt (or to taste)
Few drops of sesame oil for flavor
1 tsp cumin
1 cup dried red lentils
5 cups veggie stock
1 bay leaf
2 strips lemon rind
1 TBL lemon juice
6 slices lemon for garnish

Saute onions and garlic in water or a little stock in a soup pot, 6-7
minutes until golden. Add salt and cumin, and a few drops of sesame oil.

Pick over and rinse lentils. Add to onions with stock. Skim foam. Bring to a

Reduce heat. Add bay leaf and lemon rind. Simmer 25 minutes, then discard
bay leaf and lemon rind. Add the lemon juice, stir, and garnish with lemon

  Karen Neale, Grants Specialist   *   kf3b@xxxxxxxxxxxx   *   804-924-6269
School of Engineering and Applied Science  *  University of Virginia  *  USA
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