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Red Lentil Soup with Lemon

by Livestrong_Recipes  |  May 1, 2020

Red Lentil Soup with Lemon
Photo Credit: dream79/ adobe stock
  1. PREP
  2. 05 m
  • COOK
  • 30 m
  • 35 m

Soups can be a convenient, healthful meal option, especially if they are loaded with vegetables and lean protein, and low in sodium. This recipe is courtesy of 101 Cookbooks:



  • 2 cups Red Split Lentils
  • 1 tbsp Turmeric
  • 4 tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 onion
  • 2 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1 1/2 tsp Mustard Seed, Yellow
  • 1 cup Cilantro
  • 2 lemon
  • 1 cup Spinach Leaves


1 Put lentils in a pot with 7 cups water, the turmeric, 1 tablespoon of the butter, and 2 teaspoons salt. 2. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer, covered, until the lentils are soft (about 20 minutes). 3. Puree with a hand blender and add more water until the soup is at a preferred consistency.
2 While the lentils are cooking, dice onion.
3 In a skillet over low heat, cook the onion in 2 tablespoons of remaining butter along with the cumin and mustard seeds, stirring occasionally.
4 When the onions have softened, roughly 10 or 15 minutes, add the cilantro and cook for a few seconds before removing from the heat.
5 Add the onion mixture to the soup and then add the juice of the lemons, to preferred taste. Add salt to taste.
6 Just before serving, add remaining butter to the skillet, and once hot, add the spinach. Stir well, and cook just long enough for the spinach to shrink.
7 Serve by placing a scoop of rice in each bowl, then soup and spinach.