Red Lentil Soup

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 96.4
  • Total Fat: 0.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 197.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 18.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.9 g
  • Protein: 5.9 g

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Number of Servings: 4


    * Onion 1 medium
    * Garlic 2 cloves
    * Tomato Paste 1 tbsp
    * Cumin seed 1 tsp
    * Salt Kosher 1/4 tsp
    * Chili powder 1/2 tsp
    * Red Lentils 1 cup
    * Lemon Juice
    * Carrot raw 1 large
    * Water 2 cups
    * Red Ripe Tomatoes 2 medium whole
    * Cilantro 1 tbsp

    Yields: 4 servings


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 2 minutes longer.

3. Add 2 cups water, lentils, tomatoes, and carrot. Bring to a simmer, then partially cover pot and turn heat to medium-low. Simmer until lentils are soft, about 30 minutes. Taste and add 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 chili powder if desired.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BKATHERINEH.

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