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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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (279g)|
|Recipe Makes: 6|
|Calories from Fat: 26 (16%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 2.8g||4 %|
|Saturated Fat 0.4g||2 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 1.5g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 0.6g|
|Cholesterol 0mg||0 %|
|Sodium 697.6mg||24 %|
|Potassium 415.8mg||11 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 25.6g||8 %|
|Dietary Fiber 4.8g||19 %|
|Sugars, other 20.8g|
|Protein 9.7g||14 %|
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Calories per serving: 159
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kristinsaccoThe hint of lemon in the finish totally makes this soup. Yum!3y ago
bethvaupelThis was ok.3y ago
KetchupAdded sweet potatoes for more uumph. Lovely recipe3y ago
sross222Did you use split red lentils or whole? My Indian grocery has both.3y ago
annierubyWonderfully easy and very delicious and pretty! I'm not a cilantro fan so I left it out but added a bit of coriandar.4y ago
corinnepullenreally yummy. Very hard to stop at ome bowl.:-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)4y ago
Cheekygirl1984I didn't mind it. Added potatoes like previous reviews & it did add a bit more volume to the dish.4y ago
Lee2011very good4y ago