Red Lentil Soup

By anka
January 5, 2015
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Serves: 8

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 large carrot, diced
  • 2 ribs celery, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 can (28 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 2 potatoes diced
  • 2 cup red lentils
  • 10 cups water or low-sodium broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt, plus additional to taste
  • 1 tablespoon cumin, powder
  • 1 tablespoon coriander, powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  • salt
  1. Heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion cook for 5 min add carrot, celery, red pepper, potatoes, stir to combine cook for 5min .Add tomatoes and salt, cumin, coriander, paprika, black pepper.
  2. Add the lentils, water or broth, Bring up to a boil, then turn the heat down to low and let simmer, covered until the lentils begin to fall apart about 30-40 minutes.
  3. Turn off the heat, stir in fresh cilantro.

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