Lentils Soup Recipe

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Embark on a journey of comfort and nourishment with our Savory Lentils Soup recipe—a soul-soothing dish that marries wholesome ingredients with rich, aromatic spices. This robust and hearty soup is a celebration of earthy lentils, harmonizing with a medley of fresh vegetables and a symphony of savory flavors.

In the heart of this culinary masterpiece lies a chorus of tender lentils, carefully rinsed and simmered to perfection. As you savor each spoonful, the lentils provide a velvety texture, creating a comforting base for the ensemble of vegetables—diced carrots, celery, and a fragrant chorus of onions and garlic.

lentil soup recipe

Lentil Soup Recipe

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine Indian, Italian
Servings 6
Calories 1.5 kcal

Equipment

  • Large pot or Dutch oven
  • Cutting Board
  • Chef's knife
  • Wooden Spoon or Spatula
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Can opener
  • Ladle
  • Serving bowls

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup dried lentils green or brown, rinsed and drained
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 carrots peeled and diced
  • 2 celery stalks diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 can 14 oz diced tomatoes
  • 6 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Fresh parsley or cilantro for garnish optional
  • Lemon wedges for serving

Instructions
 

  • Rinse Lentils:
    Rinse the lentils under cold water and set them aside.
  • Sauté Aromatics:
    Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add chopped onion, carrots, celery, and minced garlic. Sauté until the vegetables are softened, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Add Lentils and Spices:
    Stir in the dried lentils, ground cumin, ground coriander, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper. Cook for another 2-3 minutes, allowing the spices to coat the lentils.
  • Pour in Broth and Tomatoes:
    Add the vegetable or chicken broth and the diced tomatoes (with their juices) to the pot. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover, and let it simmer for 25-30 minutes or until the lentils are tender.
  • Adjust Seasoning:
    Taste the soup and adjust the seasoning with more salt and pepper if needed
  • Serve:
    Ladle the lentil soup into serving bowls. Garnish with fresh parsley or cilantro if desired. Serve with lemon wedges on the side for a burst of freshness.
  • Enjoy:
    This hearty lentil soup is delicious on its own or paired with crusty bread. Enjoy the nutritious and comforting flavors of this simple yet satisfying dish.

Notes

Feel free to customize the recipe by adding vegetables like spinach, kale, or potatoes for additional depth and nutrition.
Keyword Lentil Soup, Quick & Easy, Quick Meal
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