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Red Lentil Soup Easy Recipe

This recipe for red lentil soup is very easy to make, full of flavor, nutritious and is absolutely delicious.
Prep Time10 mins
Active Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: lentil soup easy recipe, recipe for red lentil soup, red lentil soup recipe
Yield: 4 People


  • 2 Cups of Red Lentil
  • 2 Red Onions medium-sized
  • 1 Lemon
  • 4 tablespoon of Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 ½ tablespoon of Cumin Powder
  • 2 teaspoon of Salt
  • ½ teaspoon of Black Pepper
  • 8 Cups of Water


  • Rinse the red lentil with water to remove any debris
  • Using a food processor or a knife, mince the red onions
  • Juice the lemon to obtain fresh lemon juice
  • In a large cooking pot, at medium-low heat, add the olive oil and let it become hot for about 2 minutes. Then add the minced red onions and sauté for 5 minutes, occasionally stirring until the color of the onion becomes translucent.
  • Next, add the red lentils, spices, and water to the cooking pot and bring to boil. Then lower the heat of the stove to low and close the lid. Allow the red lentil soup to simmer for 45 minutes.
  • Afterward, remove the soup from heat and add the lemon juice.
  • Optional: Using a hand-held blender or a stand-alone blender, blend the lentil soup until it is creamy and without any lumps.


  1. To prevent the red lentils from sticking to the bottom of the cooking pot while it simmer, occasionally stir the soup every 12 minutes. 
  2. The red lentil soup can be stored in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to three days. 
  3. You can reheat the red lentil soup at medium-low heat on the stove. Add a little bit of water to the red lentil soup to thin it out until you have the right consistency before reheating.