One-Pot Red Lentil Soup

by | Updated: September 22nd, 2019 | Read time: 1 minute

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!

Red Lentil Soup in Black Bowls with Slices of Toasted Bread |

Red Lentil Soup in Black Bowls with Slices of Toasted Bread |
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One-Pot Red Lentil Soup

Course Soup
Servings 3
Calories 284 kcal



  1. In a medium soup pot over medium heat, sauté carrot, apple and shallot for 5 minutes.

  2. Add broth, water and lentils; bring to boil.
  3. Lower heat to simmer, stir in spices and cover. Simmer for 20 minutes until lentil are cooked.
  4. Serve warm with fresh cilantro stirred in.

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Nutrition Facts
One-Pot Red Lentil Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 284 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 943mg39%
Potassium 1039mg30%
Carbohydrates 53g18%
Fiber 22g88%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 14302IU286%
Vitamin C 21mg25%
Calcium 75mg8%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Pamela Higgins

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