Turkish Red Lentil Soup

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Ingredients

1 Cup vegetable stock (from a cube is also fine)
2 Cups water
2 Onions, chopped
2 Carrots, peeled & shred
2 Garlic cloves, pressed or minced
1 Cup red lentils, washed & drained
2 Tbsp tomato paste
Pinch of black pepper
Pinch of Himalaya salt
2 Tsp cumin powder

How to
1. Boil the vegetable broth in a stockpot and add all the dry ingredients.
2. Pour the onions and garlic, boil this for 5 minutes.       
3. Pour the red lentils, carrots and the tomato paste, add the 2 cups of water and let it boil for another 25 minutes on medium heat.
4. Blend the soup with a hand blender till smooth and add water & Himalaya salt if needed.
5. Serve the soup with fresh parsley, lemon juice and red chili flakes or anything you like.

Bon appétit!

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