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Red Lentils Soup: easy, delicious recipe to enjoy with or without crostini

Red Lentils Soup

Easy, delicious recipe to enjoy with or without crostini


  • 4 Tbs extra virgin olive oil;
  • 1 big onion sliced;
  • 2 garlic cloves;
  • 2 medium carrots diced;
  • 1 tbs cumin;
  • 2 tbs tomato paste;
  • 1ts red pepper;
  • 1.5 cup red lentils;
  • 3 cups of (vegetable or chicken) broth and 3 cups of water;
  • half lemon juice;
  • fresh parsley.


In a large pot, place extra virgin olive oil and sauté onion and garlic few minutes, until the onion softens. Add cumin, salt, black pepper, red pepper, and tomato paste. Then add carrots and the rinsed lentils, stirring frequently. Add broth and water and let cook for about 25-30 minutes. Taste for salt and add lemon juice. You can cream the soup with an immersion blender or leave the chunky texture. Add fresh parsley before serving and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.