Tasty Lentil Soup

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Preparation Time45 mins

Serves3-4 servings

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2 tablespoons Oil peanut or vegetable/canola
3 small cloves garlic chopped, not finely
to taste salt optional
2 cubes vegetable bouillon cube
to garnish mint optional
1 teaspoon ground ginger
2 teaspoons ground tumeric
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 a tablespoon honey
1/2 of one lime lime juice
1 carrot diced to bite sized pieces
1 little yellow onion diced
2 medium sized tomatoes diced
250 g or 1 1/2 cups brown lentils dry
1 teaspoon or to taste cayenne pepper dried

1. Rinse the lentils. Add lentils to a shallow pot and cover them with water. Add the bouillon cubes and make sure they dissolve in the water. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Add additional water as you need it.

2. Prepare and add the tomatoes, onion, carrot, and turmeric. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.

3. In a sauce pan, add the oil, garlic, ginger, and cayenne pepper. Simmer for 5 minutes. (Make sure you don't burn the garlic or it will taste bitter.)

4. Add the sauce, honey, and lime juice to the lentils. Add extra salt if needed. Let simmer and mash the lentils until your happy with the consistency. Garnish with fresh mint and serve.

(Note: If your not happy with the flavor, try adding more lime or turmeric)

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