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Lucid Food: Cooking For An Eco-Conscious Life by Louisa Shafia, includes recipes like Tofu Banh Mi Sandwiches; Crispy Yuba Rolls with Lime-Mustard Dipping Sauce; and Ash-e-reshteh (Persian New Year's Soup with Beans, Noodles, and Herbs).

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Ash-e-reshteh (Persian New Year's Soup
with Beans, Noodles, and Herbs)

Ash-e-reshteh (Persian New Year's Soup with Beans, Noodles, and Herbs)

Serves 4 to 8

 

This countrified soup is often served in late March for Norooz, the Persian new year. With beans, vegetables, noodles, and yogurt, it is a meal in itself. If you can't find fava beans, use limas. Start this recipe the night before to soak the chickpeas, kidneys beans, and fava beans. Boil them in a pot with four cups of water for one minute, then turn off the heat and add a splash of apple cider vinegar. Cover the pot and let them soak overnight.

 
  • 1/2 cup chickpeas,
         soaked overnight in water to cover
  • 1/4 cup kidney beans, soaked overnight in water to cover
  • 1/2 cup dried fava beans, soaked overnight in water to cover,
         or 1-1/2 cups frozen lima beans
  • 3 yellow onions
  • 7 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/4 cup dried lentils
  • 14 cups vegetable or chicken stock
  • Salt
  • 1 large handful fresh mint leaves, torn into pieces
  • 6 ounces thin egg noodles or linguine, broken into thirds
  • 1 bunch leafy greens, stemmed, and coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill leaves, minced
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, minced
  • 1/2 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, minced
  • 2 cups plain yogurt

Dice 1 of the onions. Heat a large pot over medium-high heat and add 4 tablespoons of the olive oil. Add the onion and saute until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Drain and rinse the chickpeas, kidney beans, and fava beans, and add them to the onion along with 4 of the minced cloves of garlic, the turmeric, and lentils. Sauté for 1 minute, then add the stock and bring to a boil. Boil the beans, covered, for 1 hour. Tilt the lid so the pot is partially covered and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 1-1/2 hours. Season with salt.

Slice the remaining 2 onions into thin half moons. Heat a sauté pan over high heat and add the remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil. Add the onions and fry, stirring frequently, until the onions are brown and caramelized. Add the remaining garlic and the mint and sauté for 1 minute. Season with salt and set aside.

Add the noodles to the soup and cook until tender, 6 to 8 minutes. When the noodles are almost done, add the leafy greens and the fresh herbs and cook for 2 minutes.

Serve with a large dollop of yogurt and a few tablespoons of the sautéed onion mixture.

 
  • from:
    Lucid Food
    Cooking For An Eco-Conscious Life
  • by Louisa Shafia
  • Ten Speed Press 2009
  • $22.50; paper; 208 pages; full-color photographs
  • ISBN-10: 158008964X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-58008-964-7
  • Reprinted by permission.

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