Lentil Soup

(3 customer reviews)

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Description

As the chill of winter settles in, there’s nothing quite like a steaming bowl of hearty soup to warm the soul. Lentil soup stands out as a timeless classic among the diverse array of comforting soups, cherished for its robust flavors and nourishing qualities. Bursting with wholesome ingredients and aromatic spices, this lentil soup recipe promises a comforting embrace on even the coldest days. Gather your ingredients, prepare your kitchen, and let’s embark on a culinary journey that will delight your senses and soothe your spirit.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dried lentils (green or brown), rinsed and drained
  • One large onion, finely chopped
  • Three cloves garlic, minced
  • Two medium carrots, diced
  • Two celery stalks, diced
  • One can (14 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • One teaspoon of ground cumin
  • One teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Two tablespoons of olive oil
  • Fresh parsley or cilantro for garnish (optional)
  • Lemon wedges for serving (optional)

Instructions

  • Prepare the Lentils: Rinse the lentils under cold water until the water runs clear. Set them aside to drain while you prepare the other ingredients.
  • Sauté Aromatics: Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large soup pot or Dutch oven. Add the chopped onion and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook for an additional minute, stirring frequently.
  • Add Vegetables and Spices: Stir in the diced carrots and celery, and cook for another 5 minutes until the vegetables soften. Add the ground cumin, paprika, turmeric, and coriander, and stir well to coat the vegetables with the spices.
  • Simmer Soup: Pour in the vegetable broth and add the rinsed lentils and diced tomatoes (with their juices)—season with salt and pepper to taste. Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Cover the pot and let the soup simmer gently for 30-40 minutes or until the lentils are tender.
  • Adjust Seasoning: Taste the soup and adjust the seasoning if needed. You can add more salt, pepper, or spices according to your preference.
  • Serve: Ladle the hot lentil soup into bowls. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley or cilantro if desired. Serve with lemon wedges on the side to squeeze over the soup before enjoying.

Conclusion

In every spoonful of this homemade lentil soup, you’ll taste the harmonious blend of earthy lentils, vibrant vegetables, and aromatic spices. With its hearty texture and soul-warming goodness, this soup is not just a meal but a comforting embrace that nourishes both body and spirit. Whether served as a wholesome lunch, a cozy dinner, or a soothing remedy for the winter blues, this lentil soup recipe will become a beloved favorite in your culinary repertoire. So, gather your loved ones, savor the moment, and let the comforting aroma of lentil soup fill your home with warmth and joy.

3 reviews for Lentil Soup

  1. Theresa

    As someone who’s always on the lookout for healthy yet tasty recipes, this lentil soup exceeded my expectations. Not only is it packed with protein and fiber, but it’s also bursting with flavor. The blend of spices, including cumin and paprika, gave the soup a delightful warmth, while the lemon juice added a refreshing touch. It’s the perfect dish for satisfying hunger and warming the soul.

  2. Yunusa

    I’m blown away by how flavorful and comforting this lentil soup turned out. The recipe instructions were clear and easy to follow, making the cooking process a breeze. The addition of carrots, celery, and onions added a wonderful depth of flavor, while the lentils provided a hearty texture.

  3. Juliana

    This lentil soup recipe has become a staple in my household. The combination of hearty lentils, aromatic spices, and fresh vegetables creates a rich and satisfying flavor profile that’s perfect for chilly evenings. Plus, it’s so easy to make and incredibly nutritious.

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