Golden Lentil Soup

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by riversanctuary

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.

Top Review by threeovens

Very nice soup. The flavor and consistency was lovely. I made it as written, except I added a tablespoon of chili paste for a little gentle heat.

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.

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