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Lentil Soup with Lemon Recipe

Looking for an easy Lentil Soup with Lemon recipe? Learn how to make Lentil Soup with Lemon using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by susang16

Makes 4 servings



Healthy, hearty and tangy vegetarian main dish.

Recipe Ingredients for Lentil Soup with Lemon

3 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon chili powder
32 ounce vegetable broth
1 cup red lentils
1 large carrot, diced
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil for drizzling
1 pinch chili powder

Recipe Directions for Lentil Soup with Lemon

  1. Heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Stir in the onion and garlic, and cook until the onion has turned golden brown, about 5 minutes. Stir in the tomato paste, cumin, kosher salt, black pepper, and 1/8 teaspoon of chili powder. Cook and stir 2 minutes more until the spices are fragrant.

  2. Stir in the chicken broth, lentils, and carrot. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the lentils are soft, about 30 minutes.

  3. Pour half of the soup into a blender, filling the pitcher no more than halfway full. Hold down the lid of the blender with a folded kitchen towel, and carefully start the blender, using a few quick pulses to get the soup moving before leaving it on to puree. Puree in batches until smooth and pour into a clean pot. Alternately, you can use a stick blender and puree the soup right in the cooking pot. Do not puree all of the soup, leave it a little chunky.

  4. Stir in the lemon juice and cilantro, then season to taste with salt. Drizzle with olive oil and a sprinkle of chili powder to serve.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 356.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
338
Calories from Fat
120
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
13.3g
20%
Saturated Fat
2.0g
10%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
893mg
37%
Potassium
840mg
24%
Total Carbohydrates
37.3g
12%
Dietary Fiber
16.2g
65%
Sugars
4.8g
Protein
18.0g
Vitamin A 64% Vitamin C 19%
Calcium 6% Iron 27%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in vitamin A
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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