Julia's Red Lentil Soup

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 123.8
  • Total Fat: 0.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 28.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 23.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.3 g
  • Protein: 8.4 g

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Number of Servings: 6


    1 medium onion, chopped
    1 1/2 cups (200 grams) red split lentils
    4 cups water
    3 teaspoons vegetable bouillon
    juice of one lemon


Rinse the lentils through a sifter, and pour into a pot , add the chopped onion(s) water, bouillon cubes and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and slowly simmer the soup for about 25 minutes or until the lentils are mushy and the soup has turned yellow.
Squeeze the lemon, add the lemon juice to the soup and taste it if you need more salt, perhaps add a bit of pepper etc. Otherwise it's ready to serve!

Serves 4-6

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ASKOG39.

TAGS:  Vegetarian Meals |

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I loved this. I added some cilantro pesto at the end, but I think it was great without that. - 12/14/09

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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    very good and easy to make. I did add carrots & celery so my husband would heat it. He loved it. - 3/9/08

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I didn't use bullion, but add salt, pepper, chili powder, and cumin instead. - 1/2/08

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    This is a very nice recipe. However, you could try adding curcum and chopped onion saute instead of a bouillon for a richer more authentic Mediterranean taste. - 1/13/12

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    I made a variation of this from the back of the lentil package. It called for 1/2 t. cumin and 1/2 t. tumeric and twice the lentils and liquid (I used vegetable stock.) I like a creamier consistecy, so I blended a portion of it in the Vita-Mix. Excellent. I am assuming 1 c. servings. - 12/19/10