Easy Red Lentil Soup

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Makes: 4

Ingredients

  1. 2 tbsp (30 mL) olive oil
  2. 2 carrots, finely diced
  3. 1 onion, finely diced
  4. 3 cloves garlic, minced
  5. 2 tsp (10 mL) each ground cumin and turmeric
  6. 1/2 tsp (2 mL) each salt and pepper
  7. 1/4 tsp (1 mL) ground cayenne
  8. 1 pkg (900 mL) vegetable broth
  9. 1 cup (250 mL) dried red lentils
  10. 1/4 cup (60 mL) finely chopped fresh parsley, plus more for garnish
  11. 3 tbsp (45 mL) lemon juice

Method

  1. Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Cook carrots, onion and garlic until starting to soften, 3 to 5 min. Stir in cumin, turmeric, salt, pepper, and cayenne. Cook 1 min. until fragrant.
  2. Stir in broth and lentils; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and cook 20 to 25 min. until lentils are very tender.
  3. Stir in chopped parsley and lemon juice. Divide into bowls. Garnish with additional parsley before serving.
Tip:
Substitute chicken stock for vegetable stock for non-vegetarian option, if desired.