*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                         LENTIL SOUP WITH CILANTRO
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups                            Beans
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1       c            Green or brown lentils
    1                    Small onion
    2                    Cloves garlic, minced
    1                    Bay leaf
    6 1/2   c            Water
    1       t            Salt
                         Fresh ground pepper
    1                    Bunch cilantro, chopped
      1/4   c            Plain non-fat yogurt garnish
 
   Wash and pick over lentils. Combine lentils, onion,
   garlic, bay leaf and water in a soup pot. Bring to a
   boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 40 minutes. Add the
   salt toward the end of the cooking time. Remove from
   the heat. Discard the onion and bay leaf. Put the soup
   through a food mill or puree half of it in a blender.
   Heat through, add salt and pepper to taste, stir in
   the cilantro, and serve, topping each bowl with a
   dollop of yogurt.
   
   Nutritional info: 177 calories; 5G protein; .75G fat;
   30G carbohydrate; 17MG sodium; 0 cholesterol.
   
   SOURCE:  “Entertaining Light” Martha Rose Shulman.
  
 
 
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