Lentil Soup

Recipe by nadia1

Found this recipe on the back of the package of red lentils, and loved it!

Top Review by UmmBinat

Good quick soup with the organic red lentils I used. I did double the ground cumin like another reviewer recommended and I'm glad I did so. I chose sweet paprika over turmeric and I had to use a canola olive oil mix because I was out of olive oil but recommend pure olive oil. I used a fresh lemon, sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. I chopped up flat leaf parsley for garnish and served extra wedges of lemon on the side. I did not add bouillon and it really doesn't need it. I served this as a light lunch with a tomato salad (fresh lemon juice, chopped parsley, sea salt & olive oil) and some crackers. I would make this again.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash lentils. Add to water and bring to boil. Cover, cook for 1 1/2 hour, stirring occasionally.
  2. When lentils are tender, add dry spices and bullion (optional) to the pot.
  3. Sauté onions and garlic in a frying pan with olive oil will golden brown, and then add to soup.
  4. Simmer for 5 more minutes. Turn off heat and add lemon juice, stir,.
  5. Garnish with parsley,.

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