Red Lentil, Parsnip, and Meyer Lemon Soup Recipe

Looking for an easy Red Lentil, Parsnip, and Meyer Lemon Soup recipe? Learn how to make Red Lentil, Parsnip, and Meyer Lemon Soup using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by anatoliansmom

Makes 4 servings



garnish with cilantro and smoked paprika

Recipe Ingredients for Red Lentil, Parsnip, and Meyer Lemon Soup

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more to taste
1 yellow onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 1/2 cups parsnips
1 celery stalks, sliced
1 cup red lentils
1 quart vegetable broth, no salt added
1 cups water
4 ounces lemon juice
1/2 cup chopped cilantro

Recipe Directions for Red Lentil, Parsnip, and Meyer Lemon Soup

  1. 1. In a large pot over medium-high heat, warm olive oil. Add onions and sauté until translucent, five minutes. Stir in garlic and continue cooking another two minutes. Stir in tomato paste, ground cumin, and kosher salt and continue cooking until tomato paste begins to brown, another two minutes.

  2. 2. Add parsnips, celery, and lentils then stir in stock and water and bring to a simmer. Cover pot, reduce heat to low, and cook until lentils are tender, about 30 minutes.

  3. 3. With an immersion blender, puree soup until smooth (or to desired consistency, chunky is nice too). Alternatively, puree soup in a blender or food processor, working in batches.

  4. 4. Stir in juice of 1/2 Meyer lemon, and adjust seasoning to taste, adding more lemon if desired. Stir in cilantro.

  5. 5. Ladle soup into individual bowls and finish each with a generous drizzle of olive oil, a few sprigs of cilantro, and a sprinkle of salt and chili or paprika.

Categories

Soup

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 472.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
332
Calories from Fat
81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
9.0g
14%
Saturated Fat
1.4g
7%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
784mg
33%
Potassium
1005mg
29%
Total Carbohydrates
45.4g
15%
Dietary Fiber
18.0g
72%
Sugars
6.5g
Protein
18.7g
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 46%
Calcium 8% Iron 28%
* 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
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Very high in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in vitamin C
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