Easy Red Lentil Soup

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil 30 mL
  • 2 carrots, finely diced
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp each ground cumin and turmeric 10 mL
  • 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper 2 mL
  • 1/4 tsp ground cayenne 1 mL
  • 1 pkg vegetable broth 900 mL
  • 1 cup dried red lentils 250 mL
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley, plus more for garnish 60 mL
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice 45 mL

Directions

  • Step 1

    Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Cook carrots, onion and garlic until starting to soften, 3 to 5 min. Stir in cumin, turmeric, salt, pepper, and cayenne. Cook 1 min. until fragrant.

  • Step 2

    Stir in broth and lentils; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and cook 20 to 25 min. until lentils are very tender.

  • Step 3

    Stir in chopped parsley and lemon juice. Divide into bowls. Garnish with additional parsley before serving.

Tip

Substitute chicken stock for vegetable stock for non-vegetarian option, if desired.

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Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition Description Per serving (1/4 of the recipe)
  • Calories 270
  • Fat 7 g
  • Saturated Fat 1 g
  • Carbs 39 g
  • Sugar 7 g
  • Protein 13 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Fibre 5 g
  • Sodium 860 mg