This is a great lunch soup and cooks up in just a few minutes!
1 1/2 cups red lentils
1/2 large sweet onion, chopped
1 large clove of garlic, minced
5 cups water or vegetable stock
2 tsp turmeric
1 tsp chili powder
dash of cinnamon
1 bay leaf
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
a few slices of lime
Saute onions, garlic, and spices. Add red lentils and broth and bring to a boil. Let the soup simmer for about 30-40 mins until the lentils are soft and have absorbed all of the broth. At this point you can remove the bay leaf. You can puree with a hand blender or leave the soup chunky.
Garnish with cilantro and lime. Enjoy!