• Cooking Time: 15
  • Servings: 4
  • Preparation Time: 15


This is a quick lentil soup- just quick and tasty enough for those days where you're just plain running out of time!


  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds (or ground cumin)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon oil (safflower, olive oil, etc.)
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced (small dice)
  • 5 cups vegetable broth
  • 3/4 cup red lentils, rinsed
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Harissa or other hot pepper paste, to taste (optional)
  • Lemon juice, to taste (optional)
  • Fresh coriander, to garnish (optional)


  • In a saucepan, brown the onions, garlic, cumin, coriander and turmeric in the oil. Add the carrots and cook for 1 minute. Add the vegetable broth, lentils, salt and pepper.
  • Bring to a boil, cover and simmer gently for 10 minutes. With a hand mixer, blend half the soup (optional). Adjust the seasoning.
  • Serve. In each bowl, add a drop or two of harissa and lemon juice and top with a few fresh coriander leaves as a garnish (optional).

Categories: Soup 

Author Credit: Ricardo Cuisine

Website Credit: http://www.ricardocuisine.com/recipes/95-lentil-soup

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