7 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

You could say lentils are the dried bean of the '90s--they cook faster than other dried beans.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion; sauté 4 minutes. Add curry; sauté 1 minute. Add water and lentils; bring to a boil. Cover; reduce heat. Simmer 40 minutes or until lentils are tender.

Step 2

Place 4 cups lentil mixture in a blender; process until smooth. Return mixture to pan. Add chopped basil, vinegar, salt, and tomatoes; cook until thoroughly heated. Garnish with basil, if desired.

Step 3

Note: We particularly liked this soup made with red lentils. However, they're smaller, cook in a much shorter time, and need less liquid, so adjust accordingly.

Ratings & Reviews

Great weeknight soup

March 23, 2015
Quick, easy, healthy recipe. We really like it! There are other delicious lentil soup recipes out there, but this one is extra easy and uses pantry ingredients we always have on hand. I make it fairly often, and I add 2 medium carrots, diced, along with the lentils. I substitute chicken or veggie stock for the water.

ArielKate's Review

April 12, 2013
Love it! I make it all the time. I think the person above must have done something wrong. After all, how bad could it be? It's just lentil soup.

valleyquail's Review

February 14, 2013
I wish I could give this 0 stars. Was so horrible, I threw it away before I even served it to my family. Had to .make something else for dinner. We love other curried lentil soups.