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Vegetarian Lemon Lentil Soup

April 12, 2019
2 Ratings
Photo by jodiloves
  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Cook time 26 minutes
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

This lemon lentil soup will make a tasty addition to your dinner plan this week! It only requires one pot. It is full of flavor from fresh vegetable and spices. It is filling and healthy! —jodiloves

What You'll Need
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium, uncooked onion, chopped
  • 1 medium, uncooked carrot, chopped
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup Red split lentils, dry
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons Knorr Stock, Homestyle, Vegetable (one packet)
  • 1 tablespoon Super Veg*
  • 1 tablespoon Bragg Premium nutritional yeast seasoning
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons uncooked scallions, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh dill
  • 1 pinch pinch red pepper flakes, to taste
  1. Add olive oil to a large heavy soup pan over medium heat. Add chopped onions, carrot, salt, pepper and cook for 8 minutes until tender, stir occasionally.
  2. Add garlic and cook for 2 minutes, stir occasionally.
  3. While your veggies are cooking, sort and rinse lentils, set aside. I think that it is important to sort and rinse your lentils before you cook them. Sort the lentils to be sure there is not a stone mixed in. Rinse to get any dust or debris off.
  4. Add cumin, turmeric, coriander and onion powder to the cooked vegetables and stir for 1 minute until fragrant. Add water, lentils, bay leaves, vegetable bouillon, nutritional yeast, super veg and stir. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cook uncovered for 15 minutes.
  5. Take off the heat and add lemon juice, parsley, scallions, fresh dill and red pepper flakes.
  6. Serve with pita bread, naan or a baguette for a bit more bulk.
  7. *If you cannot find Super Veg, I would suggest using 1 TBSP of Mrs. Dash Original and 1/2 TSP of Salt. Super veg is a vegetable soup base that has salt, dehydrated vegetables (carrots, celery, parsley, onion), MSG, sugar, vegetable protein, spices. Vitamins (B1 & B2). I use it a lot in my cooking in small amounts because it can make things too salty.

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