Red Lentil Soup with Lemon Recipe

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


Submitted by heathaly

Makes 6 servings



Adapted slightly from In the Kitchen with a Good Appetite, by Melissa Clark via orangette

Recipe Ingredients for Red Lentil Soup with Lemon

1 tbsp. olive oil, plus additional good oil for drizzling
2 large yellow onions, chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 tbsp. tomato paste
2 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. kosher salt,
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 pinch of cayenne or Aleppo pepper, or more to taste
2 quarts water
2 cups red lentils, picked through for stones and debris
2 large carrots, peeled and diced
3 tbsp lemon juice
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Recipe Directions for Red Lentil Soup with Lemon

In a large pot, warm the oil over medium-high heat until hot and shimmering. Add the onions and garlic and cook until golden, about 4 minutes. Stir in the tomato paste, cumin, salt, pepper, and cayenne, and cook for 2 minutes longer. Add the broth, 2 cups water, the lentils, and the carrots. Bring to a simmer, then partially cover the pot and reduce the heat to maintain a gentle simmer. Continue to cook until the lentils are soft, about 30 minutes. Taste, and add more salt if necessary. Using an immersion or regular blender, puree about half of the soup. It should still be somewhat chunky, not completely smooth. Reheat if necessary, then stir in the lemon juice and cilantro. Serve the soup drizzled with good olive oil and dusted very lightly with cayenne, if desired.
Categories

First Course, Main Dish, Soup

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 473.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
288
Calories from Fat
29
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
3.2g
5%
Saturated Fat
0.5g
2%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
233mg
10%
Potassium
854mg
24%
Total Carbohydrates
48.2g
16%
Dietary Fiber
21.4g
86%
Sugars
5.4g
Protein
17.8g
Vitamin A 84% Vitamin C 23%
Calcium 8% Iron 32%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

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

Fat
Protein
Carbs
Alcohol
Other

Calorie Breakdown
Nutrition Breakdown
Daily Values
Daily Values

Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Very high in dietary fiber
  • High in iron
  • High in manganese
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in thiamin
  • Very high in vitamin A
  •  
    Join Calorie Count - It's Easy and Free!
    CREATE FREE ACCOUNT
    Advertisement