Easy Red Lentil Soup

I am a newbie to cooking and my first success has been this soup! Everyone loves it and now I can't stop making it!

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2hrs 20mins
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directions

  • Boil red lentils and water for one hour.
  • Chop celery, carrots and garlic.
  • Add stock and water to pot of lentils.
  • Add celery, carrots and garlic to pot of lentils.
  • Bring to boil.
  • Add tomato paste, cayenne pepper and salt.
  • Cover and simmer for 45 minutes.
  • Serve the thick, rich soup and enjoy!
  • Add more or less stock and/or water depending on how thick/thin you like your soup.
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  1. mapaklenk
    Quite tasty. Did as the other reviewers before and skipped the initial cooking of the lentils. Did not use celery (personal preference), but used a whole diced yellow onion instead, and used the whole can of tomato paste because I did not measure the peas, just used the remainder of a bag and it looked to be more than a cup. Added a little Of Prudhomme's chicken seasoning at the end instead of the salt and served with cornbread. Even picky DH said it was "alright" - a pretty high compliment from that meateater!
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  2. Charlotte J
    Loved the kick that the cayenne pepper gave this soup. I skipped Step 1 and went straight to Step 2 and then simmered for 30-45 minutes. Since I skipped Step 1, I did not use the second ingredient which was 2 cups of water. I ended up with 6 - 1 cup servings. So delicious that I'll be making this often. Made for *New Kids On The Block 2009* game
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  3. sherininja
    Super easy and filling. I threw everything in at the first step and it came out wonderfully. You are off to a fabulous start
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  4. DaisySunshine
    I am a newbie to cooking and my first success has been this soup! Everyone loves it and now I can't stop making it!
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