Lentil, Tomato and Lime Soup

Cooking time: 40 minutes
Preparation time: 20 minutes

Makes: 3 - 4 servings



  1. Heat olive oil in pan and saute onions 5 minutes.
  2. Add turmeric, cumin, paprika, ginger and Creole seasoning and saute 5 minutes.
  3. Add diced tomatoes and liquid and 2 cups water. Simmer 10 minutes.
  4. Put tomato mixture into lentils and simmer 20 minutes.
  5. Use a potato masher to mash some of the cooked lentils. Add lime juice and serve.

NOTE: For a low-potassium diet, clean and soak lentils 6 - 12 hours in 2 c. water.
Drain, rinse until water is clear and soak in 2 c. fresh water another 6 hours. Drain.
Boil lentils 20 minutes in 4 cups water. Drain and add to simmering tomatoes.
This procedure is reported to reduce potassium level in 1 cup lentil from 1283 mg to 257mg.
    A 1.5 cup serving of this low-potassium soup contains only about 270 mg. potassium.


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