Great soup! I'm a big fan of red lentils in general, so I like to try as many recipes with them as I can find. I thought that the bright flavor of the lemon juice was a nice contrast with the earthiness of the lentils. I did increase the cayenne by quite a bit (I didn't measure, but it was probably between 1/2 - 1 teaspoon -- we like it HOT around here!) Other than that, didn't change a thing. I'm glad it made a nice big pot so I can take it in my lunch later this week. Thanks for sharing!
I like this soup a lot, you can really taste the lentils because they aren't competing with many spices or other big flavours. Very satisfying and enjoyed by my children as well. I didn't find the need for the extra water, just used the broth that was called for because my pot was nearly over flowing as it was. I'm glad that was the case though because the consistency was perfect, any more liquid it would have been watery. Thanks for sharing Studio City Girl!
This is a fabulous soup. It's perfect when you want something hearty and satisfying that's not heavy. I've made it twice now, and followed the recipe exactly. Thanks so much!
I've never made red lentil soup before, and I'm really glad I did! This soup is nice and spicy, rich and warming. I did cut the oil in half, and that didn't seem to have any ill effects. I like the contrast between the half blended and half not blended soup. Thanks for sharing! Made for PAC Spring '09.