Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

I used red lentils for the first time in a recipe I tagged in one of the games and loved them. So I started looking around for other recipes. I found quite a few recipes, and inspired by them, created this soup, using ingredients that I normally have at home. While this is probably 4 servings' worth, I find we generally get only two, as we really love soup!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan. Add the ginger and heat, stirring, for about a minute. Add the ground cumin and stir another 30 seconds.
  2. Add the onion and carrots and cook for about 5 minutes over medium heat, stirring frequently.
  3. Add the lentils and broth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for about 20 minutes, until the lentils are soft.
  4. Remove from heat and puree with an immersion blender (or in batches in a blender or food processor). Add salt and pepper to taste, although I usually do not add any.
  5. Add a squeeze of lemon in each serving, if you wish - I find that it adds a bright note.
  6. Note: A spoonful of plain yogurt is a nice addition.


Most Helpful

Found this recipe to use on my detox cleanse. And love it-now my go to lentil soup recipe. Slight modifications I made were to decrease broth to 4 cups ( I like a thicker soup) and I used a yellow onion instead of red. I found my blending and let sit overnight the flavors improved as did the thickness. Loved the lemon-- really made the flavors zing. Suggest not to leave it out.

Julia T. January 19, 2015

Very good recipe!! I used powdered ginger and add some celery and it was delicious.

Maria Shaw December 26, 2012

We enjoyed this delicious soup for lunch with buttered toast and 3 of us managed to polish of the lot, the only change I made for to use green lentils and I smoothed the DM's with a stick blender . Thank you duonyte, made for 123 Hits tag game (24 hour rule).

I'mPat October 27, 2012

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