Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

Only 6 ingredients! Add your favorite toppings for a hearty one-bowl meal. Very healthy, lots of fiber!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in dutch oven or large soup pot over medium heat.
  2. Add onion and carrot; cook and stir 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Add water, salsa and lentils. Bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat, simmer 30 to 40 minutes or until letils are tender.
  5. Serve by placing in a bowl and topping with a dollop of sour cream, sliced black olives, chopped green onions or corn chips. Be creative!


Most Helpful

Simple, healthy and delicious! I halved the recipe (only cooking for myself), used red lentils, hot salsa and added some chopped jalapeno peppers because I wanted a spicier soup. With fresh ground pepper and a few dollops of plain yogurt, it was amazing!

day-hee November 08, 2010

SO EASY! This is really a nice hearty meal. I diced a small fresh jalapeno with the onions and carrots. This is a keeper. Thanks for sharing Pam-I-Am.

m0m January 28, 2008

Easy peasy!! This hearty flavorful soup comes together so fast! I didn't have any carrots on hand so I threw in some leftover corn for color and texture. I shared this soup with my lentil loving friend Nancy and she too gave it three thumbs up!

Richard-NYC January 17, 2008

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