Red Lentil Soup

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by Irmgard

This soup is simple to prepare, robust and delicious. It's wonderful served with a good multigrain or rye bread.

Top Review by RKC26

Delicious and simple :) I used more stock and carrot and added a bit of celery, potato and tomato paste. Also added pearl barley rather than rice which worked nicely. It might be an idea to add green/brown lentils as well for a bit more texture if you want it a bit heartier - the red ones break up a lot. Thanks for adding, I'll definitely be making this one again.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash and drain the lentils.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine the lentils, onions, stock, bay leaf and garlic; cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  3. Add the carrots, rice, tomatoes, thyme, oregano and cumin; simmer, covered, for 20 minutes or until the carrots are tender and the lentils are soft.
  4. Remove the bay leaf.
  5. Add the parsley; season with salt and pepper to taste.

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