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February 23, 2022
Lentil soup recipe

Lentil soup recipe

Don’t be satisfied with a plain Lentil Soup! If you do it perfectly, everyone will be begging for seconds…and thirds… This lentil recipe is one of the most healthful, simple, and tasty recipes you can create with dried lentils. Green lentils, red lentils, brown lentils, or a lentil soup mix can all be used in this recipe.

To improve this soup, all it takes is a few spice flavorings, bay leaves, and a squeeze of lemon at the end. It’s a simple recipe with fantastic results.

A good Lentil Soup recipe will have you unable to stop eating it. You’ll return for seconds and thirds, then bring large tubs to work for lunch and cheerfully have it for dinner once more.

A good Lentil Soup recipe will have you unable to stop eating it.

 FAQS

Is lentil soup nutritious?

The answer is yes if you’re wondering if lentil soup is good for you. Lentils are nutrient-dense, high in protein and minerals, low in fat, and high in fiber (digestive health). They’re a great vegetarian protein source, with protein accounting for 25% of the calories in lentils.

Lentils are a carbohydrate, but they burn slowly, so they keep you satisfied for longer. Lentils have also been shown to be beneficial to heart health studies.

They also have the bonus of being low in calories, with 1 cup of cooked lentils containing only 116 calories (which is roughly the amount per serving of this lentil soup).

What are the best lentils for lentil soup recipes?

Lentil soup is best made with dried lentils. This dish can be made with any type of lentil — brown, green, red, or yellow – though the color of the soup will be affected. I used the green

Puy Lentils (small black French lentils) are the only type of lentils I don’t suggest because they don’t soften like other lentils.

Is it possible to use cooked lentils from a can?

You certainly can, and instructions are included in the recipe notes. However, due to the texture of the soup, it’s better made with dried lentils; the cooking time is only 10 minutes longer, and it’s more cost-effective!

 

How to Make the Best Lentil soup recipe

This recipe has five reasons to adore it:

 

INGREDIENTS

  1.  1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
  2. 1 medium chopped yellow or white onion
  3. 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  4. 4 garlic cloves, pressed or minced
  5. 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  6. curry powder (1 teaspoon)
  7. ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  8. 1 large can (28 ounces) of diced tomatoes, lightly drained
  9. 1 cup brown or green lentils, picked over and rinsed
  10. 4 cups vegetable broth
  11. 2 cups water
  12. 1 teaspoon salt, more to taste
  13. Pinch of red pepper flakes
  14. black pepper, freshly ground, to taste
  15. 1 cup chopped fresh collard greens or kale, tough ribs removed
  16. 1 to 2 tablespoons lemon juice (½ to 1 medium lemon), to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

Lentil soup recipe

Lentil soup recipe

Don't be satisfied with a plain Lentil Soup! If you do it perfectly, everyone will be begging for seconds...and thirds... This lentil recipe is one of the most healthful, simple, and tasty recipes you can create with dried lentils. Green lentils, red lentils, brown lentils, or a lentil soup mix can all be used in this recipe.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4
Calories 311 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ¼ cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium chopped yellow or white onion
  • 2 carrots peeled and chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves pressed or minced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • curry powder 1 teaspoon
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 large can of diced tomatoes, lightly drained 28 ounces
  • 1 cup brown or green lentils picked over and rinsed
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt more to taste
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • black pepper freshly ground, to taste
  • 1 cup chopped fresh collard greens or kale tough ribs removed
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons lemon juice ½ to 1 medium lemon, to taste

Instructions
 

  • In a large Dutch oven or pot over medium heat, warm the olive oil. One-fourth cup of olive oil may seem excessive, but it gives this healthful soup a delightful richness and heartiness.
  • Once the oil is shimmering, add the chopped onion and carrot and cook, stirring frequently, for about 5 minutes, or until the onion has softened and turned translucent.
  • Combine the garlic, cumin, curry powder, and thyme in a mixing bowl. Cook for 30 seconds, stirring regularly, until aromatic. Cook for a few more minutes, stirring frequently, to bring out the flavor of the drained diced tomatoes.
  • Combine the lentils, broth, and water in a mixing bowl. 1 teaspoon salt and a pinch of red pepper flakes are added to the pan. Season with freshly ground black pepper to taste. Raise the heat to high and bring the mixture to a boil, then drop the heat to low and maintain a slow simmer. Cook for 25–30 minutes, or until the lentils are cooked but not falling apart.
  • In a blender, puree 2 cups of the soup. Secure the lid, place a tea towel over the lid to protect your hand from steam, and purée the soup until smooth. Return the pureed soup to the pot. (Alternatively, mix a part of the soup with an immersion blender
  • Cook for an additional 5 minutes, or until the chopped greens have softened to your taste. Remove the pot from the heat and add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to the mixture. Season with extra salt, pepper, and/or lemon juice as needed until the flavors are vibrant. Add a pinch or two of red pepper flakes for a hotter soup.

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Notes

Is lentil soup nutritious?
The answer is yes if you're wondering if lentil soup is good for you. Lentils are nutrient-dense, high in protein and minerals, low in fat, and high in fiber (digestive health). They're a great vegetarian protein source, with protein accounting for 25% of the calories in lentils.
Lentils are a carbohydrate, but they burn slowly, so they keep you satisfied for longer. Lentils have also been shown to be beneficial to heart health studies.
They also have the bonus of being low in calories, with 1 cup of cooked lentils containing only 116 calories (which is roughly the amount per serving of this lentil soup).
What are the best lentils for lentil soup recipes?
Lentil soup is best made with dried lentils. This dish can be made with any type of lentil — brown, green, red, or yellow – though the color of the soup will be affected. I used the green
Puy Lentils (small black French lentils) are the only type of lentils I don't suggest because they don't soften like other lentils.
Is it possible to use cooked lentils from a can?
You certainly can, and instructions are included in the recipe notes. However, due to the texture of the soup, it's better made with dried lentils; the cooking time is only 10 minutes longer, and it's more cost-effective!
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