Chopstick Cinema

Celeste Heiter's Adventures in Asian Food & Film

Love Those Lentils

Chopstick Cinema

This Month's Film: Steam: The Turkish Bath
Cuisine: Turkish

Whenever I make a Middle Eastern meal, the menu isn't complete without a big pot of lentil soup. And with the change of seasons, it's the perfect choice...light yet warming.

I usually make a much simpler lentil soup, with only onions and a little cumin added to the stock. But this time, I also added garlic, leeks, grated carrots, and diced tomatoes. The result was much more colorful and robust... an excellent segue to the Mediterranean salad that followed.

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