Sour Lentil Soup
A surprise twist to an old favorite, this healthy soup is simmered slowly with garlic, coriander and a touch of vinegar.
1/2 pound lentils, rinsed and sorted
8 cups water
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon white distilled vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Combine lentil in a large saucepan with first addition of water, onion, garlic, olive oil and coriander. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover, and simmer on low heat for 30 minutes, or until lentils are soft.
- In a small bowl combine remaining water and flour until well mixed. Pour gradually into boiling soup, stirring constantly, until slightly thickened. Add vinegar, salt and pepper. Simmer gently for 5 minutes. Serve hot.
Makes 6 servings.