This lemony lentil soup is a very flavorful dish that seems to improve with each left-over serving. The lemons are a great complement to the lentils. The soup freezes well.
Rinse lentils. Heat oil in large pot, add onions. Saute till translucent. Add carrots, garlic, salt and pepper, chilies, rosemary, oregano & bay leaves. Saute till carrots are tender. Add stock and lentils. Simmer 25 minutes. Add lemon juice & zest. Sprinkle with cheese and dill. Serve
My sister (Elizabeth) added chopped bits of chicken sausage. I added spicy Italian sausage and omitted the cheese. This is a very flexible recipe and as long as the lemon components are included it is still delicious no matter how it is seasoned
vivshu 1m agoEasy and tasty are my favorite measures of a recipe and this is both! The serving size is small as a main, but okay as a starter. Also, it's a little light as a main, so I will add another protein next time. Maybe cubed ham?
kikapoo 1y agoI just made this without the feta ( simply it because I didn't have it on hand) hands down the best lentil soup I've ever made. I loved the zesty lemony brightness!! This will be in my regular rotation! Yummy!
stevemur 2y agoExcellent -- perfect for a rainy early spring. Added spinach and reduced lemon to just one. Feta cheese is a must. Served with flatbread.
Valerie411 2y agoDelicious! I followed other reviews and added diced tomatoes in addition to adding kale at the end. Did not have lemons in the fridge, but used a lime instead and tastes great!
Meggles77 2y agoSimply delicious!
Karlacooks 3y agoEasy and delicious. I add spinach or some other green at the end when I have them, in order to get my veggies in.
edg588 3y agoThank you to the reviewers who prefer less lemon. This was excellent with just one lemon, zest & juice. I replaced 14 ounces of the chicken stock with a can of diced tomatoes. It is great to have a great tasting dish that is healthy
danlinke 3y agoI agree that this is a very good soup, but would recommend using only one lemon rather than two. Or as an alternative, add a package of frozen spinach to the mix, which also has the benefit of taming the lemon taste and making it even healthier.
Mkillion 3y agoDelicious! My new favorite lentil recipe.
Erincpeters 3y agoEasily the best lentil soup I've had, even missing some of the spices and the cheese. The lemon gives such a nice flavor. Really easy, too.