Hearty Red Lentil Soup

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Prep Time10minutes
Cook Time30minutes
Passive Time
Nutrition Facts
Hearty Red Lentil Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 183 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Sodium 70mg 3%
Potassium 142mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 28g 9%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 4g
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 29%
Vitamin C 16%
Calcium 5%
Iron 15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

I am often asked how do I have the time to make soup when in reality, soup is one of the quickest meals to come together, especially if you use a pressure cooker.

This yummy soup went from raw ingredients to bowls in less than 40 minutes (I used a traditional pot on a cooktop) and the leftovers are almost as good as the first servings.

The key in this recipe is to use red lentils, green lentils just don’t seem to work as seamlessly with these ingredients. You can omit the potatoes, but they definitely add another tasty dimension to the finished dish.



  • 3 Tbl. olive oil
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 2 regular carrots sliced
  • 4 medium potatoes chopped
  • 1 Tbl. garlic crushed
  • 2 cups Red Lentils, dried and split
  • 8 cups water hot
  • 2 Tbl. Beyond Bouillon, vegetable
  • 4 Tbl. tomato paste
  • 1/2 tsp. coriander
  • 1 Tbl. Oregano
  • 1/2 medium lemon juiced


  1. Heat oil in a saucepan. Add onions and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in carrots, potatoes, and garlic and cook an additional 2 minutes, stirring constantly so they do not stick to the pan.
  2. Stir in lentils, water, bouillon, tomato paste, coriander, and oregano. Bring to a boil and then loosely cover the pan with a lid, lower the heat and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes, being careful lentils do not stick to the bottom of the pan.
  3. Remove from heat and stir juice from 1/2 lemon into the soup. Optional: Garnish with fresh parsley.

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