Red Lentil Soup

Total Time:
1 hr 15 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
1 hr

Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds, crushed
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 7 cups chicken, lamb or beef stock
  • 1/2 cup bulgur
  • 1/2 cup red lentils
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint
Directions
  • Melt butter in a large pot, add the onions and saute until soft, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in the garlic, spices, and salt and pepper, and saute another minute to release the aromas. Stir in the tomato paste to blend with the onions, fry 1 to 2 minutes, then add the stock, bulgur and lentils. Cover and simmer until bulgur and lentils are thoroughly cooked and soup is thickened, about 30 to 40 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • Remove from heat, stir in half of the herbs and sprinkle the remaining half over the soup. Serve immediately with yogurt to garnish.


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