Curried Red Lentil Soup

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Don’t let the jalapeño scare you away from this recipe—it gives just the right amount of kick without being too spicy.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 1 hour 10 minutes

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. water
  • 1 large yellow onion, peeled and diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. minced fresh ginger
  • 1 medium jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1 Tbsp. curry powder
  • 1½ tsp. ground cumin
  • ½ tsp. ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1½ cups dried red lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • ½ Tbsp. dried parsley
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh-chopped parsley

Directions

  • Heat water in a large stockpot over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook until translucent, about 3–4 minutes.
  • Add ginger, jalapeño, curry, cumin, turmeric, and cinnamon and cook until fragrant, about 3 minutes.
  • Add lentils and broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and stir in dried parsley, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Allow to simmer 45–60 minutes or until lentils are soft.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. water
  • 1 large yellow onion, peeled and diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. minced fresh ginger
  • 1 medium jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1 Tbsp. curry powder
  • 1½ tsp. ground cumin
  • ½ tsp. ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1½ cups dried red lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • ½ Tbsp. dried parsley
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh-chopped parsley

Directions

  • Heat water in a large stockpot over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook until translucent, about 3–4 minutes.
  • Add ginger, jalapeño, curry, cumin, turmeric, and cinnamon and cook until fragrant, about 3 minutes.
  • Add lentils and broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and stir in dried parsley, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Allow to simmer 45–60 minutes or until lentils are soft.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories200
Total Fat1g
Saturated Fat0g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium1530mg
Total Carbohydrate35g
Dietary Fiber7g
Sugars4g
Protein13g