lentil soup

Easy Red Lentil Soup Recipe

lentil soup

Red Lentil Soup is Easy to Make

Wondering what to make your family on a chilly January afternoon?


Try this simple recipe that’s nutritious and easy to make .
All you’ll need: red lentils and an onion.


  • Red lentils 1/2 cup
  • Onion chopped in small peices 1/2
  • Water cold 8 cups
  • salt, pepper to taste
  • olive oil 1 tsp

1. Add 1/2 chopped onion to a teaspoon of olive oil and saute for 3 minutes on medium high heat.

sautee onions

Saute 1/2 onion



2. Add 8 cups cold water and 1/2 cup red lentils.


Red lentil soup

Stir lentils, onions in 8 cups cold water.

3. Bring to a boil stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium high. Cook for 45-50 minutes or until the onions are very, very soft and lentils are mush, stirring occasionally to prevent scorching.

4. Skim off the foam and discard.


skim foam

Skim foam and discard

Add salt and pepper to taste.

Serve warm with fresh crusty bread.

My kids like to add hot sauce to spice it up!

For a smoother version of this soup, purée in a blender.


This traditional Turkish Wedding soup can be prepared by adding fresh mint.

Double this recipe for 4 servings.


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