August 17, 2011

Lemon Lentil Soup

For lunch, I decided to make Lemon Lentil Soup. I haven't made it in a long time, and I forgot just how good it is! My recipe is just 4 simple ingredients, and it is as easy as opening a can of soup, but SO MUCH TASTIER! Not to mention HEALTHIER.

Lemon Lentil Soup

1 cup of red lentils (sort & rinse)
1 quart of vegetable broth (I've tried this with chicken broth, and it wasn't very good--it had a metallic taste)
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes (this amount gives a small kick--if you like it spicy, use 1/2 tsp.)
juice of one lemon (plus the zest, if you like!)

Combine the lentils, broth, and pepper flakes in a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for about 30 minutes, until lentils are soft and the soup has thickened. Add the lemon juice (and zest, if you're using it), stir, and heat through. Makes 4 small servings (about 1 cup) or 2 main-dish servings. For 1 small serving: 162 calories, 0 grams fat, 7 grams fiber, 30 grams carbs, 11 grams protein.


  1. I tried this recipe and WOW it's good!

  2. Hi Katie! I have been following your blog since almost the beginning and I think this is my first comment. :) I bought some red lentils and remembered you had a recipe for them. I just ate red lentils for the first time thanks to your recipe and it was awesome!! Thank you so much!