Red Lentil Soup


Very easy, very tasteful and quite filling red lentil soup. The refreshing flavors will surprise you and your guests! Ready in 20 minutes. 

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Red lentil soup
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2016-01-14, this recipe is for 4 people and takes 20 minutes.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 13-03-2021

20 minutes 4 people Starters
Red lentil soup


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  • 200 gram red lentils
  • 1 onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • half a teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • half a teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 litre chicken stock
  • 700 ml of water
  • juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • pepper and salt to taste
  • olive oil
  • Fresh parsley for garnish
Red lentil soup ingredients
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  • cutting board & chef's knife
  • medium-sized pan
  • small skillet

Red Lentil Soup

20 minutes 4 people Starters

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Preparation -- 5 minutes

Peel and finely chop the garlic clove. Also, peel the onion and slice into half rings, set aside for later use. That's all for the preparation, easy, isn't it? 

Red lentil soup
Red lentil soup

Cooking the red lentil soup -- 15 minutes

Set the medium-sized pan on medium-high heat and saute the chopped garlic without adding any oil or butter. After about 1 minute, add in the turmeric and cayenne pepper and briefly saute them.

Pour in the chicken stock, water and red lentils. Bring to a boil and then turn down the heat. Let the soup simmer for about 10 to 15 minutes, or until the lentils are soft enough.

Meanwhile, heat a bit of olive oil in a small skillet and saute the onion rings for a few minutes. Add the lemon juice to the soup and season with pepper and salt.

Pour the soup into bowls and divide the baked onion on top. Garnish with chopped parsley if you like.

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