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Serves 4 (serving size: about 1 1/2 cups soup and 1 tablespoon yogurt)

Look for packaged precooked lentils without salt or fat added. We like Target's Archer Farms brand beluga lentils.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion; sauté 3 minutes. Add garlic and ginger; sauté 1 minute. Add curry powder and red pepper; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add broth, vinegar, and lentils. Increase heat to high; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes.

Step 2

Place half of lentil mixture in a blender. Remove center piece of blender lid; secure lid on blender. Place a clean towel over opening in lid. Blend until smooth. Add blended mixture, spinach, salt, and pepper to pan; stir until spinach wilts. Stir in 2 tablespoons cilantro. Serve with yogurt and remaining cilantro.

Ratings & Reviews

gkd1029's Review

January 22, 2014

Minikolor's Review

December 10, 2013
Loved it! Cilantro gives it that spark.. I also have a Curry Lentils & Butternut Squash Soup, delicious too, but a mix between mediterrenean and asian flavors.

bjane1's Review

October 06, 2013
Outstanding! Loved the flavors and texture. Cooked 1 cup dried lentils with 2 cups of water rather than using packaged steamed lentils....lentils are so easy to prepare. Next time I will double the recipe because 2 of us almost ate it all!

BHBlueDevil's Review

March 22, 2013
Delicious--quite spicy. I had a hard time finding the precooked lentils; finally found them in the rice section (with the 1 minute rice packages). Very easy. I used low fat sour cream since that's what I had on hand. Definitely not for the spice-timid.

lisa6226's Review

February 21, 2013
So good. I am not a big lentil fan but I liked this. My husband loves lentils which is why I tried it. Very easy to make,served with a salad fast tasty weeknight dinner

magillesipe's Review

December 19, 2012
Delicious and spicy. I used French Green Lentils and cooked them myself since that is what I had on hand. I also added two small russet potatoes peeled and diced to the soup. We ate it without a side salad, but that would have added a great way to balance out the meal. This will be a keeper for me because it comes together quickly and has lots of depth and flavor.

mommydark's Review

December 01, 2012