Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Lentil Soup

I thought I would branch out and share a different recipe.  For those of you who have never had lentils, you should give them a try.  They are hearty, healthy and a great variation.  This soup is quick to fix and a great meatless option. Feel free to change up the spices to whatever you like! Check out Linda's Gluten Free Wednesdays for some other great soups and stews this month.

Lentil Soup
1 sweet onion, finely diced
2-3 carrots, shredded or finedly diced
 2 T. olive oil
1 1/2 c. red lentils, rinsed
6 c. chicken/vegie broth
1 1/2 t. cumin
1/2 t. coriander
1 t. sea salt
2-3 T. lemon juice
parsley or cilantro, chopped for topping
In a large soup pot, saute onion and carrot in the olive oil for 4-5 min.  Add lentils, broth and spices.  Bring to a boil, reduce to low and simmer 20-25 min., stirring occasionally.  Stir in lemon juice.  Remove from heat and serve.  Top with freshly chopped cilantro or parsley.


  1. I don't cook lentils often because my family is not a big fan, but I like them. Your soup sounds tasty.

  2. I love your monthly themes, recipes and blog. Keep them coming!

  3. I have just recently started to become more familiar with the lentils. It looks like there are ever-ending recipes out there available.
    Also, wanted to let you know that I tagged you with an award. You can see the post on my blog @ http://allergiesandceliac.blogspot.com/2012/03/tagging-who-with-liebster-blog-award.html#more

    1. Thanks Mary, I'll take all the help I can get! The more you try lentils, the more you will like them. You can't lose!