Top-ranked recipe named "Red Lentil Soup"
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
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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Skypilot578 2 years ago
kristinsacco 2 years agoThe hint of lemon in the finish totally makes this soup. Yum!
kathy5458 2 years agoLolloved
bethvaupel 2 years agoThis was ok.
Ketchup 2 years agoAdded sweet potatoes for more uumph. Lovely recipe
sross222 2 years agoDid you use split red lentils or whole? My Indian grocery has both.
annieruby 2 years 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 2 years agoreally yummy. Very hard to stop at ome bowl.:-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)
Cheekygirl1984 2 years agoI didn't mind it. Added potatoes like previous reviews & it did add a bit more volume to the dish.
Lee2011 3 years agovery good