Easy Homemade Lentil Soup

Few things are as comforting, on a brisk autumn day, than a bowl of hot lentil soup. This recipe is surprisingly simple with 5 minutes of prep and a  time of just 30 minutes. Serve for lunch or dinner with a piece of hearty whole grain bread and a salad.
Yield: 12 Servings

Here’s what you need…

  • 7 cups water
  • 2 1/2 cup dried red lentils
  • 1 large onion, minced
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • Large pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Combine water, lentils, onion, turmeric, and cayenne pepper in a large soup pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, partially cover, and simmer until lentils have disintegrated, about 30 minutes.
  2. Stir in lemon juice, cumin, salt and pepper to taste.

Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 148 calories, .8g fat, 25g carbohydrate, 6g fiber, and 11g protein.

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