Hearty Dal Soup
This is a variation of the Festive Dal Soup. This creative addition was suggested by Tiffany Hobson, executive assistant to the McDougall's, who thought the soup would be a bit more filling by adding some potatoes and chard. This is now my favorite version of this soup.
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, tomatoes and potatoes. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 50 minutes, until lentils are tender. Add lemon juice, chili paste (start with 1 teaspoon and add more to taste) and chard. Cook for an additional 5-7 minutes, until chard is tender. Season with a bit of sea salt, if desired.