Red Lentil Soup Recipe

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


Submitted by tinkytanky

Makes 6 servings



Red Lentil Soup from 101 cookbooks

Recipe Ingredients for Red Lentil Soup

2 cup Red Lentils
7 g Turmeric Powder
2 tbsp Butter
1 medium (2-1/2" dia) Onions
1 1/2 tsp Mustard Seed, Yellow
2 lemon+yields lemon yields Lemon Juice

Recipe Directions for Red Lentil Soup

  1. Put the lentils in a pot with 7 cups / 1.6 l water, the turmeric, 1 tablespoon of the butter, and 2 teaspoons salt. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer, covered, until the lentils are soft and falling apart - twenty minutes or so. Puree with a hand blender. Add more water until the soup is the consistency you like, then taste and add more salt if needed. Keep the soup warm/hot.

  2. While the lentils are cooking, prepare the onion. In a skillet over low heat cook the onion in 2 tablespoons of the remaining butter along with the cumin and mustard seeds, stirring occasionally. When the onions have softened, roughly 10 or 15 minutes, add the cilantro and cook for a few seconds before removing from the heat. Add the onion mixture to the soup, then add the juice of the lemons, one lemon at a time - until the soup has a nice bit of tang. Also, add more salt to taste at this point if needed.

  3. Just before serving, add the last of the butter to the skillet, when hot add the spinach and a good pinch of salt. Stir well, and cook just long enough for the spinach to collapse.

  4. Serve by placing a scoop of rice in each bowl, then soup, spinach, and a dollop of yogurt.

Categories

Soup, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 103.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
279
Calories from Fat
49
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
5.4g
8%
Saturated Fat
2.5g
12%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
36mg
1%
Potassium
626mg
18%
Total Carbohydrates
41.4g
14%
Dietary Fiber
10.3g
41%
Sugars
2.6g
Protein
17.8g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 14%
Calcium 4% Iron 23%
* 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
B-
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • Very low in sodium
  • High in dietary fiber
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