Becky Luigart-Stayner; Melanie J. Clarke
Yield
11 servings. (serving size: 1 cup)

Spice up a hearty lentil soup with cumin, turmeric, chili powder and ground red pepper, and stir in canned diced tomato for both color and additional flavor.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the onion; sauté for 3 minutes or until tender. Add the turmeric and the next 6 ingredients (turmeric through garlic); sauté for 1 minute. Add water and next 4 ingredients (water through diced tomatoes); bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 1 hour.

Step 2

Reserve 2 cups lentil mixture. Place half of remaining mixture in blender; process until smooth. Pour pureed soup into a large bowl. Repeat procedure with other half of remaining mixture. Stir in reserved 2 cups lentil mixture. Garnish with chopped tomatoes and a cilantro sprig, if desired.

Ratings & Reviews

karinathome's Review

sgforsberg
February 24, 2014
Best lentil soup I've ever had; just delicious!!

cdegroff67's Review

Laurie0412
January 02, 2014
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amy987's Review

bmoxie1212
November 14, 2013
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daneanp's Review

peaches09
September 30, 2013
Good, very filling soup. I did cut the ground red pepper by half and was glad that I did. So nice to have an imersion blender for this (thanks mom!) Sprinkled some parmesean cheese on top with the tomates and cilantro. Served with a tossed green salad and sliced foccacia bread.

MerryMerlin's Review

elah42
October 31, 2012
This has been our favorite lentil soup since the recipe first came out. No shrinking violet, this is a soup with assertive flavor that combines tomato with garlic, onion, and a variety of spices. We vary the consistency from smoother to chunkier depending on whether we want a rustic or a more sophisticated feel.

aehisel's Review

Barnes
September 28, 2012
I love this soup! So flavorful and filling.

GracieNoel's Review

shankoene
June 06, 2012
If you don't garnish this soup with fresh tomatoes, you would never know there are tomatoes in it. I was expecting more tomato flavor! I also thought it turned out too spicy, even though I used only 1/2 tsp ground red pepper. I love spicy foods but this was all spice and no flavor. Also looks unappetizing. Won't make again.

mrsknownothing's Review

karinathome
February 04, 2012
This recipe was easy to make and had a good consistency to it, but it was way too spicy for my taste. Unfortunately I will not be making this recipe again.

bmoxie1212's Review

Banana
February 03, 2012
This is an excellent lentil soup-- love the spicy flavor. It has been a 'go to' soup for many years in my kitchen!

sgforsberg's Review

karenfar
December 27, 2011
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