Golden Lentil Soup

Total Time
1hr 20mins
40 mins
40 mins

A yummy, warming lentil soup. The carrots, red lentils and turmeric make it golden--a favorite at home and potlucks. Great with buttery golden crackers.

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  1. Rinse lentils and then cover with water in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. (Stir occasionally to prevent burning.) Cook, uncovered, for 9 minutes. Drain and place aside.
  2. Chop carrots, celery, onion and garlic. (Using a food processor saves time if available).
  3. In a large stockpot, saute the chopped onions, carrot, celery, garlic, turmeric, and cumin in olive oil until onions are translucent.
  4. Transfer lentils and broth to the pot. Add coriander and salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Bring soup to a boil. Lower heat, cover, and simmer for 40 minutes. Serve with crackers.