Red Lentil Soup with Lemon

Red Lentil Soup with Lemon


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This is a wonderful soup that I serve garnished with lemon wedges. Sometimes I add cooked chicken breast or cubed sweet potatoes for texture.


Serves: 8 

  • 6 cups (1500ml) chicken stock
  • 500g red lentils
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon crushed garlic
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup diced coriander
  • 3/4 cup (185ml) fresh lemon juice

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

  1. Bring chicken stock and lentils to a boil in a large saucepan over high heat then reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile; heat olive oil in a frypan over medium heat. Stir in garlic and onion then cook until the onion has softened and turned translucent; about 3 minutes.
  3. Stir onions into the lentils and season with cumin and cayenne. Continue simmering until the lentils are tender; about 10 minutes.
  4. Carefully puree the soup in a standing blender or with a stick blender until smooth. Stir in coriander and lemon juice before serving.

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