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    Red Lentil Soup

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    2 hrs 5 mins

    1 hr 30 mins

    35 mins

    ratherbeswimmin''s Note:

    This is probably not for everyone, but if you are into spices, you might want to give this a try. As always, adjust whatever spice to your taste.

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    1. 1
      In a bowl, place lentils and add water to cover.
    2. 2
      Let soak for 1 hour, then drain.
    3. 3
      Heat oil in a large saucepan.
    4. 4
      Saute onions until golden brown.
    5. 5
      Add next 10 ingredients and cook over low heat, stirring occasionaly, for 5 minutes.
    6. 6
      Add lentils, water and broth; simmer until lentils are very tender, about 25-35 minutes.
    7. 7
      You can eat the soup at this point or if you prefer, you can let the soup cool, pour into a blender container (in batches) and puree.
    8. 8
      If you puree the soup, then you will need to reheat it.
    9. 9
      Ladle into individual soup bowls.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 28, 2002


      Wow Nurse Di, this one really blew our hair back. We are not afraid of spices so I knew we would like this. Had a very exotic flair. I opted not to puree the soup because we liked the chunkiness of the lentils. Wonderful and I highly recommend this to any spice freaks.

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    • on December 31, 2004


      Due to diet restrictions, I did omit the salt called for in the recipe, and reduced the oil to 2 teaspoons. After 25 minutes I found the flavor to be watery, which surprised me due to the heavy spices in the recipe. This was most likely from my ommission of the salt. However, after an hour of gentle simmering, the flavors strengthened and came together to form a wonderful spicy blend and the aroma was great also. Thank you Nurse Di for this wonderful (and healthy) soup recipe. It is certainly one which I will make again.

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    • on February 22, 2003


      This soup certainly packs a punch. It is very similar to soups I have had in Morocco. I used quick cooking lentils, so I didn't have to pre-soak them but I did need to add more water to the soup (1-2 cups). I used a hand blender to blitz this soup a few times, giving it a semi-smooth texture. Thanks for yet another great recipe!

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    Nutritional Facts for Red Lentil Soup

    Serving Size: 1 (335 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 367.2
    Calories from Fat 69
    Total Fat 7.6 g
    Saturated Fat 1.2 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 999.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 54.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 11.1 g
    Sugars 2.1 g
    Protein 23.4 g

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