Spicy Lentil Soup

READY IN: 2hrs 40mins
Recipe by ratherbeswimmin

I love how easy this one is to make and lentils are a favorite. Good OAMC.

Top Review by HesterX

This is the one lentil soup recipe that I make for friends who claim they dislike lentils. I use chourico instead of kielbasa & chicken broth in lieu of water. Truly an outstanding recipe that I have used time & time again. Perfect for the colder months!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large souppot, heat the oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Add in sausage slices; stir/saute until evenly browned.
  3. Add in the onion, garlic, carrots, and celery; stir/saute for 3-4 minutes or until softened.
  4. Add in the cumin seeds, cayenne, bay leaf, and soup mix; cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly so spices don't burn.
  5. Add in the water, lentils, and pepper; bring mixture to a boil.
  6. Lower the heat to med-low; cover and simmer 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until lentils are soft and creamy.
  7. Take out bay leaf just before ready to serve.

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