Red Lentil Soup

Red Lentil Soup

Red Lentil Soup

Healthy, easy, and delicious. Lentils are soft and cook quickly so this soup can be made at the last minute. The red lentils make for a very pretty soup.


1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 ½ cups dried red lentils
5 cups vegetable or chicken broth
1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
1 tablespoons lemon juice, or to taste
Fresh chopped cilantro or parsley, for serving


On the stovetop, heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.

Add the garlic and cumin and sauté for another minute, until the garlic becomes very fragrant.

Stir in the lentils, broth, and tomatoes.

Bring the liquid to a boil, lower the heat to a simmer, and allow to continue simmering, uncovered, until lentils are soft, about 20 minutes. Thin the soup with some water if it becomes too thick while simmering.

Stir in the lemon juice. Season the soup with salt and pepper to taste.

Ladle into bowls and top with parsley and/or cilantro.

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