Spicy Red Lentil Soup

Total Time
2hrs 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 2 hrs

i just kinda threw in what i had and thought would taste good together. i recently tried making saag and learned i really like the ginger/garlic combo. i'm a little of this, a little of that kind of gal so i've guesstimated some of the amounts. i used significantly more paprika and cayenne and almost burned my face off it was so spicy so i way toned those down. obviously adjust according to how spicy you like things.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. saute garlic and ginger in olive oil for about 5 minutes
  2. add all the other ingredients, hand crushing the tomatoes and using the juice as well.
  3. i also make sure to hand crush my dried herbs De province for better flavor.
  4. cook until lentils are tender.


Most Helpful

What a great, simple recipe! I love lentil soups, so I'm always looking for new ways to make them. The amount of spices are perfect, and it makes for a very red, pretty soup! Very healthy and filling, thanks for the recipe!

ieatwithgusto March 16, 2009

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