Best Lentil Soup Recipe

It includes hearty greens and a squeeze of lemon for a sharp, fresh flavor

The original title of this recipe was "Spicy Vegetarian Lentil Soup," which is accurate, but a mouthful

Whether you want to lighten up your meal or warm up with a steaming bowl of soup, this healthy lentil soup recipe is for you

Ingredients for Best Lentil Soup – cup extra virgin olive oil – 1 medium yellow or white onion, chopped – 2 Carrots , peeled and chopped – 4 garlic cloves, pressed or minced – 2 tsp ground cumin – 1 tsp curry powder – tsp dry carom seeds – 1 large can (28 oz) diced tomatoes, lightly drained – 1 cup brown or green lentils, drained and rinsed – 4 cups vegetable broth – 2 cups water – 1 tsp salt, more to taste – a pinch of red chili flakes – freshly ground black pepper, to taste – 1 cup chopped fresh collard greens or kale, tough ribs removed – 1 to 2 tablespoons lemon juice (half to 1 medium lemon), to taste

Servings - 4, Preparation time - 10 mins, Cooking time - 45 mins, Type - Vegetarian

This simple vegetarian lentil soup recipe comes together quickly with most pantry ingredients

Make sure your ingredients are prepped before you start cooking. Recipe yields four large bowls of soup, or six more modest servings

Recipe Tips and FAQs – Can canned lentils be used in this recipe? – Yes it can be done. If you have canned lentils available then you can use it in this recipe. – Can lentils be soaked before cooking? – No you don't actually need to soak the lentils before cooking, the lentils cook quickly. – Is this recipe vegetarian and gluten free? – Yes, this soup is completely naturally gluten free. If you use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth, then this soup becomes completely vegetarian

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