From Johnny Samra/Radar Hair and Records
Johnny was a last-minute addition to our Seattle lineup, but he came through with flying colors, delivering this tasty, nutritious vegan lentil soup that is, IMHO, a model of the form. Thanks Johnny! Also: A hair salon and record store? Genius.
3 cups dried red lentils
1 large onion, small dice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon coriander
1 tablespoon cumin
1 tablespoon salt/white pepper
16 cups of water
2 fresh lemons
Saute onions till almost golden brown; add spices and stir in. Pour in water. Rinse lentils and drain then add to water. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to a medium boil until consistency is like split pea soup. Serve in a bowl and squeeze one-quarter lemon onto soup.
That is pretty much it. It is probably the best vegan soup I have ever had!