Lentil soup is an Eastern Mediterranean classic, varying its spiciness according to region. Red or puy lentils make an equally good substitute for the green lentils use here. Try our Lentil Soup Recipe tonight. Making this healthy vegan lentil soup is easy and quick.
Ingredients: Green Lentil Soup Recipe
1 cup green lentils
5 tbsp olive oil
2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
3 onions, finely chopped
2 tsp cumin seeds, crushed
¼ tsp turmeric powder
2 ½ cups chicken or vegetable stock
Salt and black pepper
2 tbsp fresh coriander, freshly chopped, to garnish
Preparation Method: Green Lentil Soup Recipe
Put the lentils in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to the boil and boil on medium heat for 10 minutes. Now drain.
Heat 2 tbsp of the oil in a pan and fry two of the onions with cumin, turmeric and garlic for 3 minutes, keep stirring. Add the lentils, stock and 2 ½ cups water. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat, cover and simmer gently for 30 minutes, until the lentils are soft.
Fry the third onion in the remaining oil until golden.
Use a potato masher to lightly mash the tendered lentils and make soup pulpy. Reheat gently and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Pour the Green Lentil Soup into bowls. Stir the freshly chopped coriander into the fried onion and spread over the soup. Serve with warm bread.