Delicious! We loved how lemony it was. I used less salt and doubled the cumin and coriander. In addition, I added about a cup of carrots (I was all set to add them thinking they were in the recipe - so just did anyway!). I think this soup would be great with tiny cubes of potato in it too. Thanks for this yummy and healthy recipe!
I made this exactly as written and will make it again. Next time though, I'll put heaps of fresh parsley or fresh coriander through it to finish it off-that's the missing ingredient for us. I was very careful to get lots of colour into my onions as I think the soup relies on them a lot for its flavour. This is intensely lemony and very refreshing-I really recomend it as a super simple soup worth trying.
My DH and I really didn't care for this soup. For us, perhaps the spices were too few given the quantity of liquids? In my search for a rich and hearty lentil soup, I'm very glad I gave this a try anyway! Thanks, Elmotoo! Made for N*A*M*E Tag.
My family enjoyed this filling soup, even my 3 year old asked for more and ate his whole bowl. The lemon is the key ingredient. Very flavorful and souper easy for a week night meal.
We love this soup! I also added brown rice in the beginning as I wanted a healther, filling option. I also upped the cayenne as we like spicy and it was great. It reminds me of Egyptian fare. Thanks for sharing
This was wonderful. I did make a few little changes: I used brown rice instead of white and I sautÃ©ed the onions and garlic in an olive oil infused with Thai chiles for a little extra spice, then dumped the onions and everything else into the crockpot and set it on low for eight hours. Around hour six, I saw that the broth was very watery, so I tossed in 1/3 cup split red lentils. These dissolved by the end of cooking time and gave the broth a nice soupy texture that was still much lighter than "creamy". I will add them from the beginning next time.
FABULOUS! So flavorful. Even my junk food loving hubby went back for third serving on this healthy soup. Thank you. I also added brown rice near the beginning.
Easy to follow directions. I followed the recipe to a T. The soup was delicious. My 9 yr. old is eating her third helping - amazing, considering she doesn't really eat much. My whole family enjoyed the soup. We squeezed lime into our bowls before eating - this adds a very fresh flavor to the soup. I've made this several times now and I've also tried some other lentil soup recipes, but this is our favorite. The lentils are still in recognizable form. A couple of the other recipes cooked longer and the lentils were disintergrated into more of a creamy soup. We prefer this texture. Thank you.
Delicious, just as I thought it would be. I can't wait to have some more for lunch tomorrow. I am not too fond of tomato pieces so I substituted 1 8oz can of tomato sauce & cut back on the water by a cup. I also added more rice to the soup & a beef bouillon cube.
Excellent lentil soup, the seasonings were perfect for me. Very easy to make and so healthy. I was out of rice and subbed orzo also used 1 teaspoon of olive oil. I love that this can be made in such a short time and is very filling. Thank you so much for sharing.