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Lentil Soup

Do not miss the healing source Lentil Soup, which you can consume in all seasons, on your tables. It is naturally gluten-free and vegetarian.

February 11, 2023
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Difficulty Easy
Servings 4-6 people
Preparation 10 mins
Cooking 30 mins
Total 40 mins



  1. Rinse the lentils. Rinse the red lentils with cold water and drain well.
  2. Put the water in the pan and boil it. Add red lentils, crushed garlic, tomato paste, butter, salt and black pepper. Then, cook over low heat for about 25 minutes, until tender.
  3. Add lemon juice and bring to a boil.
  4. Take the pan off the stove.
  5. Using an immersion blender, puree the soup until smooth.
  6. Serve with mint.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Lentil Soup
Serves 4-6
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 3 mg1%
Sodium 629 mg27.3%
Potassium 254 mg5.4%
Protein 6.2 g12.4%
Total Fat 1.7 g2.2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  • You can use green or brown lentils instead of red lentils.
  • Soak the lentils. Soaking the lentils for about 30 minutes before cooking shortens the cooking time and adds texture to the soup.
  • Use high-quality broth. You can use chicken broth or vegetable broth instead of broth.
  • You can add carrots, celery, or other vegetables to the soup for extra flavor.
  • Do not overcook the lentils. Cook the lentils for about 30 minutes, until they are soft. Otherwise, overcooking the lentils will cause them to break down and become mushy.
  • Use fresh lemon juice.
  • To purée the soup, blend it until smooth and creamy.
  • Add spices such as cumin, coriander, and bay leaf. This will give the soup an aromatic and spicy taste.
  • Use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth to make the recipe vegetarian.
  • To make the recipe vegan, use vegan butter; use vegetable broth or water instead of broth.
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Red Lentil Soup is hearty and delicious. You can make this lentil soup recipe flavored with aromatic vegetables and lemon in a pot or instant pot.

Enjoy delicious aromas in every spoonful of this red lentil soup. You can serve a bowl of soup that will warm you up with homemade croutons and green salad.

What Type of Lentil Is Best for Lentil Soup?

The best lentils for lentil soup are red, brown, or green lentils. These lentil varieties have a mild flavor and retain their texture even after long cooking.

Red lentils are more suitable for pureed soups or sauces. Brown or green lentils are also ideal for use in soups, as they keep their shape well and are not mushy when cooked.

How To Cook Red Lentils for Soup?

Here are the steps to cook red lentils for this lentil soup:

  • Rinse the lentils. Rinse the red lentils with cold water and drain well.
  • Boil the lentils. Take the washed lentils and put them in a pot. Add water or broth to it. Bring the water to a boil, then lower the heat and let it simmer for about 15 to 20 minutes until the lentils are tender. Remember that red lentils break down easily and become mushy, so remove them from the heat as soon as they are soft.
  • Drain the lentils. Once the lentils are soft, drain any excess water or broth.

What To Serve with Red Lentil Soup?

Here are our delicious recipes that you can serve with Red Lentil Soup:

How To Store Red Lentil Soup?

Let it cool to room temperature before storing this homemade red lentil soup. Then transfer to a glass jar or airtight container. Store the soup in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Can Red Lentil Soup Be Frozen? Yes, this lentil soup can be frozen. However, the texture of lentils can change after freezing and thawing. Therefore, freeze the soup before adding any dairy products. Otherwise, the soup may separate.

To freeze, let the soup cool to room temperature and then transfer to an airtight container. You can store the soup in the freezer for up to three months.

How To Reheat Red Lentil Soup? Thaw the soup in the refrigerator the night before serving. Then heat on the stove or in the microwave until hot.

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