Health & Nutrition

Yellow Lentil Soup

posted by FitnessFirst Team May 24, 2017 0 comments

Try this healthy and hearty lentil soup for Iftar.

Yellow lentil soup

  • 200g of split red lentils, soaked
  • 50g chopped onion
  • 50g chopped celery
  • 50g chopped carrot
  • ¼ tsp green chili
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • 2ltr chicken stock
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2.5 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • chopped parsley



  • Rinse and soak the split red lentils for 15-20 minutes, then drain
  • Heat the oil up in a large pot over medium heat
  • Cook the onions, celery, and carrots for 7-10 minutes until they have become slightly translucent
  • Add in the garlic and cook for 30 more seconds
  • Add in the bay leaf, cumin powder, turmeric, drained lentils, chicken stock, and water
  • cook for 15-20 minutes or until the lentils have softened
  • Remove the bay leaf
  • Blend the soup to the consistency that you like
  • Season with the lemon juice, salt, and pepper
  • Top with chopped parsley

Recipe provided by Pura

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