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Monday, January 19, 2015

Red Lentil Soup

Red Lentil Soup is very simple to prepare.  Red Lentils are quick to cook compared to traditional brown lentils. This soup is great plain, or can have an extra kick added with lemon juice or red pepper flakes.  

Serve with some bread and you have a very filling and satisfying dinner made easy!

  • 1 - 2 large onions, coarsely chopped (depends on how much you like onions!)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups red lentils, cleaned
  • 8 cups water 
  • 3 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 1 teaspoon salt (more or less to taste), optional
  • lemon juice for 

  1. Caramelize onions in olive oil over medium heat in Dutch oven.
  2. Add water, red lentils and bouillon.
  3. Bring to boil.
  4. Reduce to a simmer, stirring occasionally, until lentils are tender (approximately 20 - 30 minutes).
  5. Season as desired with salt, lemon juice or red pepper flakes to taste.

Red Lentils are BEAUTIFUL food!
Caramelize the onions until soft and golden brown.

Enjoy your homemade Red Lentil Soup!


grace said...

i think god intended for lentils to be a soup ingredient--they're perfect! great recipe. :)

Lee Folino said...

I can't wait to try this, some time when my meat-eating hubby is doing something else... :-)