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Best Lentil Soup

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  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 white onion (or medium yellow, chopped)
  • 2 carrots (peeled and chopped)
  • 4 garlic cloves (pressed or minced)
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 28 ounces diced tomatoes (lightly drained)
  • 1 cup green lentils (or brown, picked over and rinsed)
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt (more to taste)
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 1 cup collard greens (chopped fresh, or kale, tough ribs removed)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice (½ to 1 medium lemon, to taste)
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    Calories380Calories from Fat130
    Total Fat14g22%
    Saturated Fat2g10%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat130
    Total Carbohydrate48g16%
    Dietary Fiber19g76%
    Vitamin A160%
    Vitamin C70%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Terri Exel 9 days ago
    Delicious! Made as directed, no changes.
    Robin Silverman a month ago
    Very tasty and full of veggies. I will use half of the tomatoes next time.
    Deanna Reinstein 2 months ago
    This lentil soup was absolutely delicious! Added a couple more tablespoons of lemon juice, a little more salt and added jalapeños with juice for extra spice and tangy-ness. Also substituted the kale with baby spinach and turned out great. Will absolutely be making this again!
    Jo Parkes 3 months ago
    Tasted great! I had to sub out the vegetable stick for chicken stock, i added an extra teaspoon of curry powder and threw whatever vegetables needed eating up. Will make again 👍
    Marina Joss 5 months ago
    This has become a staple in my house. My entire family adores this soup. The recipe is great. The only thing I change is that I always end up using more of the required spices just to give it more flavor. I also usually add an entire bag of chopped kale and it’s delicious and healthy! 😀
    Nicole 8 months ago
    I didn’t like the lemon in it and it could use more greens but otherwise it’s good.
    Randall Lee 9 months ago
    Great recipe! On our second time making this we added roasted tomatoes with green chilies (from a can) since this is what we had on hand. It gave the soup a nice touch of heat and enhanced the flavor even more. Highly recommend giving the green chilies a try! This is how we make the soup from now on.
    Ruth Fleming-Camp 9 months ago
    Delicious addition to our Meatless Mondays! I added some smoked paprika, as well.
    Aharrington 10 months ago
    Very hearty, delicious soup.
    Ally 10 months ago
    Turned out delicious!! Added some celery to mine. Very flavorful and nutritious
    Heather 10 months ago
    Good! I added a medium potato and it added a bit of bulk. Seasoning was good.
    Shimonica Wong a year ago
    Turned out pretty good. I didn’t use curry and tomato’s but still tasted good
    Leslie Spurling a year ago
    Used a pressure cooker, so eliminated the water entirely, did not drain the tomatoes, and used less stock. Followed all the steps through #4, then closed the lid, set the timer for six minutes, and walked away. When it finished, I let it vent 10-15 minutes and it was perfect.
    Myron Tataryn a year ago
    This is the first homemade soup I’ve ever made and honestly didn’t know what to expect as I don’t even know if I’ve had lentil soup before 🤷🏻‍♂️. This was a really balanced and flavourful recipe that I will definitely make again, I just don’t think it’s the 110% best soup in the world. I’m a sucker for thicker soups.
    Marlene Glaser a year ago
    This is absolutely delicious just as it is but is one of those recipes that you can play around with a little to suit your tastes.
    Marilyn a year ago
    A little disappointing on the spice level! I would pick it up!
    Melissa Kelley a year ago
    Delicious! Will make it again!
    Kristina Prükk a year ago
    Seriously good. Put some potatoes as well, because I just love potatoes in a soup 😄
    Janice McGlawn a year ago
    Delicious! Will be in my collection
    Anne Anzalone a year ago
    My whole family loved it!!! Delicious and filling. I used spinach instead of collard greens but that was just a personal preference.
    Norma Murphy a year ago
    I added 2 cups chicken broth and 2 cups beef broth... so not vegetarian! Drained tomato juice into 2 cup container and added water to make the 2 cups required. Used fresh spinach and zested the lemon to add with the lemon juice. A couple of shots of hot sauce and voilà! Excellent soup!
    Cristine a year ago
    Excellent! We loved the cumin & curry flavor. I used spinach instead of kale & it was superb! Thank you so much for sharing.
    Michele Leah 2 years ago
    Very good! This one was a bit too acidic so I think next time I will add less lemon juice or even substitute balsamic vinegar. Hearty and delicious!
    Izabela 2 years ago
    Great taste, fast and easy to make. Will be making this again.
    chad 2 years ago
    Definitely delicious. It's a plus if the kids eat it and they did. Perhaps too chunky with the tomatoes and greens. Will just simply chop everything much smaller (easier to get the kids to eat it down when they can't tell what it is). We'll make it again.
    Helina Prükk 2 years ago
    Really delicious! Will make it again.
    Yvette 2 years ago
    Wow! Two thumbs up on this one. So flavorful! I added two teaspoons of Himalayan Pink Salt; and used spinach in lieu of collards. Served with salad. This one’s going on my “fave” list 12/18/20- finding that I prefer kale and use of less tomatoes....using rotel or fire roasted tomatoes to decrease acidity
    Jen 2 years ago
    Good recipe, did not add curry but was still very tasty
    Medina A. 2 years ago
    This was a delight! Loved the brightness of the tomato & citrus with the greens. My adjustments: I added an additional 1.5 cups of collards. I subbed 1 cup of water for an additional cup of vegetable stock.
    Joe Templin 2 years ago
    Made it exactly as the recipe called for. Came out great!