Red Lentil Soup Recipe

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


Submitted by eugenieprior

Makes 4 servings



From marie claire 'kitchen' pg 101.

Recipe Ingredients for Red Lentil Soup

3 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, finely diced
1 tbsp fresh ginger, grated
2 carrots, peeled and grated
250 g red lentils
1 litre water or vegetable stock
2 red onions, finely sliced
90 g coriander, with roots attached

Recipe Directions for Red Lentil Soup

  1. Put 1 tablespoon olive oil into a large saucepan and add the diced onion, ginger and cumin. Cook over a medium heat until the onion is soft and transparent. Add the carrot, lentils and water. Bring the soup to the boil, then reduce to a gentle simmer. Cook for 30 minutes, or until the lentils have completely disintergrated.

  2. Meanwhile, heat the remaining olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat and add the red onion. Thorougly wash the coriander. Finely chop the roots and stems, setting aside the top leafy section for the garnish. Add the chopped coriander roots and stems to teh red onion and continue to cook, stiring occasionally, until the onion has caramelized.

  3. To serve, ladle the soup into four soup bowls, garnish with a generous sprinkling of coriander leaves, then top with a spoonful of the caramelized onion. Serves 4 as a starter.

Categories

First Course

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 459.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
358
Calories from Fat
99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
11.0g
17%
Saturated Fat
1.4g
7%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
46mg
2%
Potassium
917mg
26%
Total Carbohydrates
48.7g
16%
Dietary Fiber
21.9g
88%
Sugars
8.5g
Protein
19.1g
Vitamin A 104% Vitamin C 29%
Calcium 8% Iron 36%
* 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 low in sodium
  • Very high in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • Very high in vitamin A
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