Red Lentil Soup
I used to have a similar recipe but could not find it and I had already rinsed the lentils to make soup so I went partially on memory and a bit of improvisation using fresh swiss chard from the garden. I believe the recipe I was trying to remember called for spinach but there was a bounty of swiss chard just waiting to be used. So here is my creation of red lentil soup with curry!
• 1 tbsp olive oil
• 1 large onion, finely chopped
• 1 1/2 cups red lentils, rinsed
• 2 -3 tsp curry powder
• 1 tsp turmeric
• 6 cups water
• 2 1/2 cups swiss chard
• Sea salt and ground black pepper to taste
Heat olive oil in soup pot and saute onion until golden brown. Add lentils and water; bring to a boil. Turn heat down to simmer, stir in curry and turmeric and cover. Gently simmer for 35 minutes. When lentils become mushy stir in swiss chard. Allow swiss chard to wilt, season with additional curry if desired, sea salt and black pepper to taste. Simmer for an additional 5 minutes.