This Hearty Lentil Soup recipe is the ultimate comfort food for a cold and rainy day. Filled with fiber and protein, this soup will keep you full and satisfied for hours. With a blend of aromatic spices and vegetables, this recipe is a delicious and flavorful twist on a classic soup.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 carrot, chopped
- 1 celery stalk, chopped
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 cup red lentils
- 4 cups vegetable broth
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Lemon wedges, for serving
- Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the chopped onion, garlic, carrot, and celery, and sauté until softened, about 5 minutes.
- Add the ground cumin, coriander, and smoked paprika to the pot, and sauté for another 2 minutes until fragrant.
- Add the red lentils and vegetable broth to the pot. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and let it simmer for 25-30 minutes, until the lentils are tender.
- Use an immersion blender or transfer the mixture to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Season the soup with salt and pepper to taste, and serve with a wedge of lemon on the side.