Monday, January 16, 2017

Lentil and Kale Soup

The lentils make this soup creamy. Perfect soup for this time of year.

1 cup red lentils, well rinsed
1 bay leaf
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 large carrot, diced
1 celery stalk, diced
1 small yam, cubed
1 tsp marjoram
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander seeds
2 cups finely chopped kale
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1 cup cilantro chopped for garnish

In a large pot on high, bring to a boil 6 cups water, lentils, bay leaf, onion, carrot, celery, yam, marjoram, cumin, coriander. Turn heat to medium and cook partly covered for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add kale, garlic and salt and simmer for about 15 minutes.
Remove bay leaf.
Stir in cayenne and serve garnished with fresh cilantro.

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