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 frakall

Makes 6 servings



Adapted from In the Kitchen With a Good Appetite, by Melissa Clark Basically, here?s the deal ? this soup is pretty much perfect straight from the book (and I rarely just follow a recipe verbatim). That?s just how this book goes though. The only thing I really changed is water. I don?t add water in addition to broth here. I prefer my soup to be a little bit on the thicker side, but you should see how the soup feels to you when you make it. Melissa has you add about a cup to a cup and a half water to the soup in addition to the stock. Also I add the Aleppo pepper because I?m slightly obsessed with it. If you can?t find any in your local grocery store/spice shop, a light dusting of cayenne or even chili powder (for that smoky effect) should do the trick.

Recipe Ingredients for Red Lentil Soup with Lemon

3 tablespoons olive oil
1 large yellow onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 1/2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, more to taste
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 pinch of ground chili powder or cayenne, more to taste
1 quart chicken stock
1 cup red lentils
1 large carrot, diced
1/2 cup lemon juice
3 tablespoons fresh cilantro

Recipe Directions for Red Lentil Soup with Lemon

  1. In a large pot, heat 3 tablespoons oil over high heat until hot and shimmering. Add onion and garlic, and sauté until golden, about 4 minutes.

  2. Stir in tomato paste, cumin, salt, black pepper and chili powder or cayenne, and sauté for another 2 minutes.

  3. Add broth, lentils and carrots. Bring to a simmer, then partially cover pot and turn heat to low. Simmer until lentils are soft, about 30 minutes. Taste and season with salt if necessary.

  4. Using an immersion or regular blender or a food processor, purée half the soup then add it back to pot. Soup should be somewhat chunky.

  5. Reheat soup if necessary, then stir in lemon juice and cilantro. Serve soup drizzled with good olive oil and dusted lightly with Aleppo pepper if desired.

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Soup

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 265.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
206
Calories from Fat
68
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
7.6g
12%
Saturated Fat
1.1g
5%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
623mg
26%
Potassium
471mg
13%
Total Carbohydrates
26.3g
9%
Dietary Fiber
10.9g
44%
Sugars
3.8g
Protein
9.5g
Vitamin A 43% Vitamin C 25%
Calcium 5% Iron 17%
* 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
  • Very high in dietary fiber
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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