In Mark Bittman's Kitchen Express, the soup has a cilantro oil on top. I didn't have fresh cilantro so I added dried cilantro to the soup and topped it instead with fired onions and a dollop of yogurt. I also added a carrot just because. I am copying the recipe sketch from the book below and you can find it typed out as a recipe here.
Lemony Red Lentil Soup
Slightly Adapted From Mark Bittman's Kitchen Express
(Makes about 4 Servings)
Cook a chopped onion in olive oil in a saucepan until soft (I added a chopped carrot too); add one cup of red lentils, four cups of chicken stock and bring to a boil, then continue simmering until the lentils are soft (about 15 minutes). (I added 2 tsp dried cilantro & 1/2 tsp dried coriander and used non-chicken bouillon.) If yu like, puree half the lentils until almost smooth; return them to the pan. (I kept my lentils solid.) Add about 2 tablespoons of lemon juice or more to taste. Adjust the seasonings, and serve with crusty bread or a mound of rice in the center.
Notes/Results: This totally hit the spot--it was just what I wanted today--simple and delicious. It's a good base recipe for spices if you want more of them to or you want to change it up a bit. For me, I am happy with it just as it is.
Let's see who is waiting in the Souper Sundays kitchen this week:
Judee of Gluten Free A-Z Blog shared Chilled Sweet Carrot Soup and said, "This isn't just any ordinary carrot soup! It's fragrant, captivating, delicious and refreshing- perfect for a very hot humid day- the kind of days that we are experiencing in Florida right now. Roasted carrots are the perfect base for this 5 ingredient easy to make soup. The carrots pair beautifully with the freshly squeezed orange juice and some warming sweet spices!"
Shawnee of Allotment2Kitchen brought Broccoli Soup with Cream of Horseradish and said, "I am surprised at quite how often broccoli nearly goes to waste in my home, but always rescued from finding its way to the compost bin in the form of a bowl of soup. … We have had this Broccoli Soup with Cream of Horseradish twice. Firstly as is - just Broccoli and Lemon, the second time I remembered to stir in the creamed horseradish."
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