Ginger Lentil Soup

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 170.3
  • Total Fat: 3.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 3.0 mg
  • Sodium: 748.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 26.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 9.2 g
  • Protein: 10.4 g

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Number of Servings: 10


    Olive Oil, 2 tbsp
    Onions, 1 cup, chopped
    Garlic, 4 clove
    Ginger, ground, .5 tsp
    Water, 3 cup
    Carrots, 2 cup
    Lentils, 1 pound
    Chicken Broth, 6 cup
    Cumin, 2 tsp
    Lemon Juice, 1 T
    Cayenne Pepper, 1/4 tsp or to taste
    Canned tomato, 1 cup (optional, included in nutrition
    Swiss Chard, 1 1/2 cups cooked, optional, included in nutrition
    1 tsp Salt
    Pepper to taste

    Gruyere cheese for serving
    Couscous for serving

    Gruyere cheese and couscous not included in nutrition information.


I did not have the lemon juice, so omitted. I added a dash of red pepper flakes instead of the cayenne pepper

I hope this nutrition info is correct. I used 2 cups dry lentils. I'm not sure if the database calculates dry or cooked.


Chop onions, garlic and grate ginger and chop carrots.

Place a large pot over medium heat. Add oil. When oil is hot, add onions. Cook until transparent and slightly browned. Add garlic, ginger and carrots and and cook, while stirring, for 1 minute. Add cumin and cayenne pepper and cook for 30 seconds.

Add the water to the hot pot and scrape the browned bits off the bottom of the pot as the liquid sizzles. Add lentils and broth and simmer for about 45 minutes, until lentils have softened. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Finish with lemon.

Serve with grated cheese and/or couscous.

Serving Size: 8 - 1 cup servings

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