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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)
1

Wash and rinse lentils.

2

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

3

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

4

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.

5

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.


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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.

Greek Style Chicken Skewers1. Can substitute vegetables with any vegetable of your choice. 2. If skewers are not available, then can use the oven at 400 degrees for 20-25 mins cooking time.