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Lentil and Swiss Chard Soup (Adas Bis Silq – a Lebanese recipe)

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  • 1 1/2 cups brown lentils
  • 6 cups cold water (may need to add more later)
  • 8-10 leaves swiss chard
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 large onion (finely chopped)
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4 chopped coriander leaves
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • lemon wedges for serving

1. Wash lentils well and place in a heavy pan with the cold water. Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer gently for 1 hour or until lentils are soft.

2. Wash swiss chard well and cut off stems. Slit leaves down the middle and then shred coarsely.

3. Heat oil in a separate pan, add onion and fry gently until transparent. Stir in garlic and cook for a few seconds longer.

4. Add shredded swiss chard to pan and fry, stirring often, until leaves wilt.

5. Pour onion and swiss chard mixture into lentils, add coriander, salt and pepper to taste and lemon juice. cover and simmer gently for further 15-20 minutes. Serve with lemon wedges for squeezing into soup according to individual taste.

From: Tess Mallos, The Complete Middle East Cookbook Рa highly recommended cookbook!

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