Red lentils help to regulate water and tonify Qi. They support the Kidney, Heart, Stomach and Spleen.

Yields1 Serving
 2 tablespoons of olive oil
 2 teaspoons of salt
 1 onion chopped
 1 tablespoon of chopped ginger
 1 clove of garlic, chopped
 1 teaspoon of hot paper flakes
 4-5 cups of boiling water or vegetable broth
 1 teaspoon of mushroom seasoning
 1 cup of chopped plum tomatoes
 1 cup of red lentils
 cilantro
 black pepper
1

Heat a heavy pot. Add the oil and salt. When heated add the onions, ginger, and garlic.
Cook for 3-4 minutes or until tender. Stir in hot pepper flakes.

2

Add the boiling water or broth, mushroom seasoning, tomatoes and lentils. Cover and let simmer for 25 minutes.
Season with additional salt if necessary.

3

Add some black pepper and cilantro and serve.

CategoryCooking Method,

Ingredients

 2 tablespoons of olive oil
 2 teaspoons of salt
 1 onion chopped
 1 tablespoon of chopped ginger
 1 clove of garlic, chopped
 1 teaspoon of hot paper flakes
 4-5 cups of boiling water or vegetable broth
 1 teaspoon of mushroom seasoning
 1 cup of chopped plum tomatoes
 1 cup of red lentils
 cilantro
 black pepper

Directions

1

Heat a heavy pot. Add the oil and salt. When heated add the onions, ginger, and garlic.
Cook for 3-4 minutes or until tender. Stir in hot pepper flakes.

2

Add the boiling water or broth, mushroom seasoning, tomatoes and lentils. Cover and let simmer for 25 minutes.
Season with additional salt if necessary.

3

Add some black pepper and cilantro and serve.

RED LENTIL SOUP

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