Curried Lentil Soup

From the kitchen of South Beach Diet Recipe.

South Beach Diet Recipe (Phase 1); serves 4 persons.

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup onions, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger root, minced
  • 2/3 cup tomatoes, canned or fresh, diced
  • 1 bunch spinach
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, large, minced
  • 3 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 cup lentils, uncooked, rinsed and sorted
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • Franks red hot sauce; to taste (or any hot sauce)
  • ½ pound chicken breast, optional

Instructions

  1. Saute onions, garlic and ginger in olive oil.
  2. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Add lentils and spices and stir well.
  4. Add chicken broth, lemon juice, and tomatoes.
  5. Stir loosely covered for about 30-40 min. or until lentils are tender.
  6. Add spinach during last 5 minutes.

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