North African Red Lentil Soup
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Simple yet exotic is the best way to describe this boldly flavored soup. The marriage of tomatoes with red lentils, ground cumin, cilantro, and yogurt will transport you to far-flung places where you've always dreamed of traveling.
diced tomatoes with onion and garlic14 ½ oz, (1 can)
dry lentils1 cup(s), red variety
ground cumin1 tsp
table salt¾ tsp
black pepper¼ tsp
cilantro⅓ cup(s), fresh, chopped
plain lowfat yogurt½ cup(s)
- Combine water, tomatoes, lentils, cumin, salt, and pepper in medium saucepan and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, until lentils are tender, about 30 minutes.
- Remove saucepan from heat and stir in cilantro. Ladle soup evenly into 4 bowls. Top each serving with 2-tablespoon dollop of yogurt. If reheating, thin soup with water, if needed.
- Per serving: 1 cup soup and 2 tablespoons yogurt