Ready in 45 minutes
Make sure to use Red Lentils, not Brown or Green. This is a very simple recipe and tastes like no other lentil soup I've ever had before.
"I have made this soup many times and we all love it. I add 2 medium potatoes and let them cook until they are soft. It gives the soup another texture and thickness . This is comfort food that is good for you ! "- Sdmpaige
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In a large pot, heat oil over high heat until hot and shimmiering. Add onion and garlic, and saute until golden, about 4 minutes. Stir in tomato paste, cumin, salt, black pepper, and chili powder or cayenne, and saute for 2 minutes longer. Add broth, water, lentils, and carrot. Bring to a simmer, then partially cover pot and turn heat to medium-low. Simmer until lentils are soft, about 30 minutes. Taste and add salt if necessary.
Using an immersion or regular blender or a food processor, puree half the soup then add it back to pot. Soup should be somewhat chunky. Stir in lemon juice and cilantro.
1 Serving = 1 cup
Use low sodium chicken broth to lower sodium content.
247 calories, 9 gram fat, 11 gram fiber per serving
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kristinsacco 9 months agoThe hint of lemon in the finish totally makes this soup. Yum!
kathy5458 10 months agoLolloved
bethvaupel 1 year agoThis was ok.
Ketchup 1 year agoAdded sweet potatoes for more uumph. Lovely recipe
sross222 1 year agoDid you use split red lentils or whole? My Indian grocery has both.
annieruby 1 year agoWonderfully easy and very delicious and pretty! I'm not a cilantro fan so I left it out but added a bit of coriandar.
corinnepullen 1 year agoreally yummy. Very hard to stop at ome bowl.:-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)
Cheekygirl1984 1 year agoI didn't mind it. Added potatoes like previous reviews & it did add a bit more volume to the dish.
Lee2011 1 year agovery good
LuluH 1 year agoWe had this for lunch with garlic bread, and it was delicious! I omitted tomato paste and cilantro, and it still turned out great. This will be a staple in our home. Thanks for posting.
Ximeremix 2 years agoTried this out this afternoon and the feedback from my partner as fantastic. Just the right amount of lemon and coriander, cayenne and cumin make thus very, very tasty.
Frenchylice 2 years agoJust cooked this recipe last night. It was very tasty not bland like some soups could be sometimes. Would definitely cook it again!
blixa 2 years agoLove the lemon, cilantro finish. Excellent recipe that's fun tweak.
Sdmpaige 3 years agoI have made this soup many times and we all love it. I add 2 medium potatoes and let them cook until they are soft. It gives the soup another texture and thickness . This is comfort food that is good for you !
dhill 5 years agoShould have also noted that 1 cup of soup contains 17 g. of protein. It is a great clean meal!
kayelem 5 years agoalso 17 g of protein per serving!
kayelem 5 years agoUse low sodium chicken broth to lower sodium content. 247 calories, 9 gram fat, 11 gram fiber per serving [I posted this recipe.]