Festive Dal Soup
By Mary McDougall
This soup is a beautiful red and green color and it is so delicious and easy to make that it has become a lunchtime favorite in our home.
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 60 min
Place 1/4 cup of the water in a large soup pot. Add the onion and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally for 3-4 minutes, until softened. Add the ginger, paprika, cumin and several twists of freshly ground pepper. Mix in well, then add the remaining water, the lentils, garbanzos and tomatoes. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 50 minutes, until lentils are tender. Add lemon juice, chili paste and spinach. Cook for an additional 5 minutes. Season with a bit of sea salt, if desired. Serve hot.