Put down the can opener. You won’t need it for dinner tonight, because you can get this nutritious, from-scratch red lentil soup to the table in about 30 minutes. With quick-cooking red lentils, apple, carrots, chicken broth, cardamom and fresh cilantro creating bold flavors, it’s well worth the extra cooking time. Just like heating soup from a can, this dish comes together in one pot, making cleanup a breeze. Grab a ladle and a bowl – dinner is served!
One-Pot Red Lentil Soup
In a medium soup pot over medium heat, sauté carrot, apple and shallot for 5 minutes.
Add broth, water and lentils; bring to boil.
Lower heat to simmer, stir in spices and cover. Simmer for 20 minutes until lentil are cooked.
Serve warm with fresh cilantro stirred in.