Red Lentil Soup with Lime

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 213.5
  • Total Fat: 8.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 20.4 mg
  • Sodium: 83.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 27.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.2 g
  • Protein: 9.1 g

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Number of Servings: 6


    2 cups red lentils
    1/2 cup uncooked basmati
    1 tbsp turmeric
    4 tbsps butter
    1 large onion, finely diced
    2 tsp ground cumin
    1 tsp ground mustard
    1 bunch chopped cilantro, about 1 cup
    juice of 2-3 limes
    1 large bunch spinach leaves, chopped into small pieces
    plain yogurt


Put the lentils in a soup pot with 2 quarts of water, the turmeric, 1 tbsp of the butter, and 1 tbsp salt. Bring to a boil, add the rice, then lower the heat and simmer until the lentils are soft and falling apart, about 20 minutes.

While the soup is cooking, prepare the onion flavoring: In a medium skillet over low heat, cook the onion in 2 tbsp of the remaining butter with the cumin and the mustard, stirring occasionally. When soft, about the time the lentils are cooked or after 15 minutes, add the cilantro and cook for a minute more. Add the onion mixture to the soup, then add the juice of 2 limes. Taste, the add more if needed to bring up the flavors. The soup should be a tad sour.

Just before serving, add the last tablespoon of butter to a wide skillet. When foamy, add the spinach, sprinkle with salt, and cook just long enough to wilt. Stir into soup.

Ladle into bowls and swirl in a spoonful of yogurt into each serving.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MOLLYMCCLURE.

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