Red Lentil Soup

Red Lentil Soup
Yields6 Servings
DifficultyBeginnerPrep Time45 mins
 4 cups Water
 1 cup Red Lentils (Split Masoor Daal)
 1 cup Chicken Broth (fat free, low sodium)
 1 tsp Salt
 2 Garlic (chopped)
 ½ cup White Onion (chopped)
 ¼ cup Celery (chopped)
 ¼ cup Carrot (chopped)
 Cooking Oil Spray
 1 tsp Cumin
 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
 Cilantro (chopped for garnish)

Wash and rinse lentils.


In a 4-quart pot, on high heat, add 4 cups water and 1 cup chicken broth, salt and lentils; bring to a boil.


Reduce heat to medium until cooked, about 15 minutes. Turn stove to low heat.


In a sauté pan, over medium heat, spray cooking spray for 3 seconds. Add garlic, onions, celery, carrots and cumin and sauté for 3 minutes. Add sautéed mixture to the lentils, stir and turn off stove.


Add lemon juice, garnish with cilantro and serve.

Chef's Tip:

If creamier texture is desired, prior to adding lemon juice, blend soup in blender and return to stove. Then add lemon juice and water as needed for desired consistency. Bring to a boil and serve immediately or refrigerate.


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 (259g)

Servings 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 130Calories from Fat 5
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 410mg18%
Total Carbohydrate 22g8%
Dietary Fiber 10g40%
Sugars 2g
Protein 9g18%

Vitamin A 20%
Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 4%
Iron 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.