Red Lentil Soup Recipe

Red Lentil Soup Recipe

Today I decided to share with you a soup recipe. Here is a recipe for red lentil soup that I really like.


1 cup dried red lentils
3 cups water
1 tablespoon olive oil or butter
1 carrot peeled and chopped
1 small onion, chopped finely
2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
1 tablespoon tomato sauce
salt and black pepper


First pick through lentils to remove any rocks or soil. ( They usually come cleaned pre-washed, but I like to double check). Wash lentils under running water.
Heat olive oil (or butter). Add carrots, onion and garlic . Stir on medium heat for 5 minutes until they soften. Add red lentils. Add tomato sauce, salt and pepper and 3 cups of water. Bring to a boil. Then reduce heat to low and cook for 20 minutes You might want to add more water during cooling.
Serve hot garnished with parsley.