Red Lentil Soup

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  • Red Lentil Soup is a savory soup filled with aromatic spices and a beautiful color. This soup will ‘wow’ your family and friends by how delicious it tastes!

    Red Lentil Soup is the best comfort food for a cold or rainy day. Packed full of vegetables and spices, this easy soup recipe is hearty enough for a meal. #lentilsouprecipes #redlentilrecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

    Red Lentil Soup is the best comfort food for a cold or rainy day. Packed full of vegetables and spices, this easy soup recipe is hearty enough for a meal.

    This recipe is one of my favorites, I don’t know why I don’t make it more often. Hot soup combined with cool tzatziki and tangy lemon juice is a multi note dish your guests will rave about. It also conveniently hides veggies and legumes from those who typically do not eat these items.

    Red Lentil Soup is the best comfort food for a cold or rainy day. Packed full of vegetables and spices, this easy soup recipe is hearty enough for a meal. #lentilsouprecipes #redlentilrecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

    Lentil soup recipes can be made in a multitude of different ways and with a plethora of different ingredients. Anything from ham to sausage, or even just with spinach.

    However this recipe works great with celery, onion, tomatoes carrots, garlic and of course your red lentils, pureed into one hearty, smooth and scrumptious soup! 

    Red Lentil Soup is the best comfort food for a cold or rainy day. Packed full of vegetables and spices, this easy soup recipe is hearty enough for a meal. #lentilsouprecipes #redlentilrecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

    There are many ways to cook lentil soup. You can use a slow cooker, a large pot, or a dutch oven. I prefer to cook my red lentil soup in a dutch oven. Dutch ovens help to keep a consistent temperature throughout the entire contents of the pot.

    The lid which has a tight fit, will keep any moisture and flavor contained within the dutch oven. They are great for making soups, stews and chilis along with browning meat, just to name a few uses! A true kitchen staple.

    Red Lentil Soup is the best comfort food for a cold or rainy day. Packed full of vegetables and spices, this easy soup recipe is hearty enough for a meal. #lentilsouprecipes #redlentilrecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

    Here is a brief description on how to make lentil soup, start out by melting the butter over medium heat, then add your onion, carrots, celery, garlic and tomatoes, this step should take about 10 minutes, with the goal to soften the ingredients and making sure to stir occasionally.

    Next add your spices and cook until fragrant. Throw in the lentils and vegetable stock and cook for about 30 minutes or until the lentils are soft, puree and you are ready to serve! 

    Red Lentil Soup is the best comfort food for a cold or rainy day. Packed full of vegetables and spices, this easy soup recipe is hearty enough for a meal. #lentilsouprecipes #redlentilrecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

    If you enjoyed this middle eastern lentil soup recipe, check out these other easy soup recipes:

    Red Lentil Soup is the best comfort food for a cold or rainy day. Packed full of vegetables and spices, this easy soup recipe is hearty enough for a meal. #lentilsouprecipes #redlentilrecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

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    Red Lentil Soup is the best comfort food for a cold or rainy day. Packed full of vegetables and spices, this easy soup recipe is hearty enough for a meal. #lentilsouprecipes #redlentilrecipes www.savoryexperiments.com
    Red Lentil Soup
    Prep Time
    15 mins
    Cook Time
    45 mins
    Total Time
    1 hr
     
    Red Lentil Soup is the best comfort food for a cold or rainy day. Packed full of vegetables and spices, this easy soup recipe is hearty enough for a meal.
    Course: Soup
    Cuisine: Middle Eastern
    Keyword: lentil soup
    Servings: 8
    Calories: 298 kcal
    Author: Jessica Formicola
    Ingredients
    • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
    • 1 medium white onion , chopped
    • 3 carrots , chopped
    • 3 celery ribs , chopped
    • 4 garlic cloves , minced
    • 3 plum tomatoes , stems removed cut into qaurters
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
    • 3/4 teaspoon ancho chile powder
    • 2 cups red lentils
    • 8 cups vegetable stock
    • 2 lemons , wedged
    • 1 cup tzatziki*
    • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
    Instructions
    1. In dutch oven, melt the butter over medium-high heat.  Add onion, carrots, celery, garlic and tomatoes.  Saute over medium heat, stirring as necessary until ingredients soften, approximately 10 minutes.
    2. Add cumin, coriander and chile powder, cook until fragrant, 3 minutes.
    3. Add lentils and vegetable stock. Simmer over moderately low heat until the lentils are very soft, approximately 30 minutes. Stir 2-3 times to prevent lentils from sticking together.
    4. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
    5. Using an immersion blender, puree the mixture directly in the Dutch oven. Season with fine sea salt.
    6. Serve in a small soup bowl with a dollop of cold tzatziki in the center and fresh lemon wedges. Squeeze lemon juice onto soup right before eating.
    7. If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us now how it was! 

    Recipe Notes

    *If you don't have tzatziki, use plain Greek yogurt. 

    Nutrition Facts
    Red Lentil Soup
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 298 Calories from Fat 90
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 10g 15%
    Saturated Fat 4g 20%
    Cholesterol 19mg 6%
    Sodium 1415mg 59%
    Potassium 664mg 19%
    Total Carbohydrates 40g 13%
    Dietary Fiber 15g 60%
    Sugars 7g
    Protein 13g 26%
    Vitamin A 98.6%
    Vitamin C 27.6%
    Calcium 9.7%
    Iron 22%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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