Very Quick Lentil Soup

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by spatchcock

Very hearty and healthy soup!

Top Review by Smartie309

The first time I made this, I wasn't overly impressed - though this could have been because I forgot to add the lemon juice and pepper. =P But I made it again for my dinner tonight, with the addition of a tablespoon of tomato puree (I find lentils a tad bland on their own), and it turned out very very tasty. I'm actually wishing I'd made more of it. Mmmm.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put the lentils, one of the onions, and the garlic into a large saucepan with 4 cups of water.
  2. Bring to a boil, then let simmer for about 30 minutes, until the lentils are very tender and pale.
  3. Stir well to get a smooth texture.
  4. Then add some lemon juice (start with 1 tablespoon) and some salt and pepper until it tastes just right, and serve.
  5. If you want to make it spicier, fry the other onion in a little oil for about 10 minutes, until it's crisp and lightly browned; add the ground cumin and stir for a few seconds longer.
  6. Pour this mixture over the top of the soup just before you serve it.

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