Red Lentil Soup

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Red Lentil Soup

This is an easy powerfood soup to make.

You will be amazed by the great taste. It’s truly unique!

The recipe evolved when making a birthday dinner for my sister last week.
It was only minutes before she arrived that I decided to do the last step of blending which made the soup special. 

Click here to learn more about Lentils.  It was named one of the 5 most healthy foods on the planet!


1 large onion, chopped
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 tsp salt
2 – 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
3 bay leaves
1 cup red lentils (8 ounces), picked over and rinsed (soaked over night is best with water poured off)
2 – 3 cups water
1 tsp thyme
3 tsp marjoram
1/2 tsp Black Pepper
6 inch strip wakame seaweed broken into small pieces
2 – 3 tsp Braggs seasoning
Juice of 1/2 lemon


1.    Cook lentils until lentils are very soft and falling apart; approximately 30 to 45 minutes. Start with 2 cups of water and add more later if the soup is too thick.
2.    Saute onion in oil with 1/2 teaspoon salt in a medium heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until softened.
3.    Add garlic, bay leaf, marjoram and thyme and cook, stirring, 1 minute more.
4.    Add onion mixture and seaweed to lentils and cook for 20 minutes.
5.    Discard bay leaves, then purée mixture in blender (use caution when blending hot liquids) and return to pan.
6.    Add juice of lemon; then season with Braggs seasoning and black pepper. 

Try these other delicious soups and stews:

Soba Soup – a Japanese Favourite

Soba Soup – a Japanese Favourite

Lentil Stew

Creamy Swiss Chard Soup with Almonds is Delicious

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By | 2017-10-29T15:42:05+00:00 April 30th, 2011|Meatless Monday, Recipes, Soup|4 Comments

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  1. Linda Gilmore October 28, 2012 at 9:08 am

    I love lentils of all colors. My mother made the best lentilsoup ever. I wish I had gotten the recipe.

  2. Diana Herrington October 28, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Yes Linda, it is things like that we wish we had done when we could. I wish you had her recipe too. Why not try to make it ….may need to do a few experiments.

  3. olga July 31, 2013 at 10:25 am

    What is Bragg’s seasoning?

  4. Diana Herrington July 31, 2013 at 10:35 am

    Olga, I have now added the link above so you can click and learn. 🙂

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