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Red Lentil Soup with Lemon

Red lentil soup with lemon recipe that is super healthy and easy to whip up for a delicious lunch or dinner.

Course Soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 132 kcal


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 medium carrots, diced
  • 1 medium white onion, diced
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced (or 5 tsp of prepared minced garlic)
  • 6 cups chicken stock or vegetable stock
  • 1 ½ cups red lentils
  • cup whole kernel corn
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • pinch of saffron and cayenne pepper (optional)
  • juice from 1 medium lemon
  • zest from 1 medium lemon


  1. In a dutch oven on the stovepot, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium high heat.

  2. Add diced white onion and carrots to dutch oven and saute for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions are softened.

  3. Add in minced garlic and cook for 15 seconds, until garlic is fragrant.  Pour in chicken stock, lentils, corn, cumin, saffron, cayenne pepper, and curry powder, until combined.  Cook until soup is simmering.  

  4. Turn heat to low, and cover dutch oven with lid.  Cook for 15 minutes, until lentils are tender.  Remove lid and stir in lemon juice and zest.  Scoop into bowls and serve with lemon wedges and freshly ground pepper.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Gimme Some Oven

Nutrition Facts
Red Lentil Soup with Lemon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 132 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 36mg2%
Potassium 360mg10%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 7g14%
Calcium 30mg3%
Vitamin C 3.7mg4%
Vitamin A 3075IU62%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.