Easy Lemon Lentil Soup
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This soup contains lentils and other pantry staples, so it's easy to make and is full of protein. Vegan and gluten-free.
Recipe type: Soup
Serves: 5-6
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • pinch hot red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1.5 cups dry red lentils
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 cups kale or spinach, chopped (optional)
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley (or cilantro / coriander), finely chopped
  1. In a large saucepan or dutch oven, heat oil over medium-low heat. Add onion, garlic and hot pepper flakes and cook for 5 minutes.
  2. Add cumin, lentils, broth, salt & pepper, and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until lentils are tender and soup is beginning to thicken, about 30 minutes.
  4. Stir in lemon juice and kale/spinach (if using). Serve sprinkled with parsley/cilantro.
Adapted from: http://www.lentils.ca/recipes/lentil-lemon-soup
Recipe by Vegangela at http://vegangela.com/2013/06/06/easy-lemon-lentil-soup/