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Red lentil soup

This Red Lentil Soup is made in one pot with just 8 healthy ingredients. Hearty, and rich in fibre and anti-inflammatory properties. Vegan, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Nut-Free, One Pot.


How to cook:

Aromatics: Bring a large pot to medium-high heat and add 1 tablespoon of oil or 1/4 cup of water. Once the oil is warm, add the onion and sauté for 3 to 5 minutes, until translucent.

Add the Veggies: Add the diced carrots, garlic, and ginger to the pot and sauté for 1 minute, then add the turmeric, optional cayenne, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook for 1 minute more.

Simmer: Place the red lentils in a fine mesh strainer and give them a quick rinse, then add them to the pot along with the vegetable broth and water. Turn the heat to high and bring everything to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer until the lentils are tender, 15 to 18 minutes.

Blend: Use an immersion blender to puree the soup to your liking, or transfer around half of the soup to a blender with a vent and puree until smooth; return to the pot and mix well. Stir in the lemon juice, then add any additional salt and pepper to taste, if necessary.

Serve: Serve warm; leftovers will keep at room temperature for up to 5 days, or can be frozen for up to 2 months.