Red Lentil Soup Recipe

red lentil soup

This Indian-spiced red lentil soup is not only delicious and easy to prepare, but it is also a nutrition powerhouse. Loaded with nutrient-dense foods like fiber- and protein-rich red lentils, hearty, mineral-rich kale, and anti-inflammatory spices like ginger and turmeric, it is sure to become a staple in your kitchen. has over 50 studies on the benefits of kale and numerous articles on the benefits of turmeric and ginger.

Serves 4


1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup onion, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 cup carrots, sliced thinly
1 teaspoon ginger, grated
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon curry powder
1 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons tomato paste
A handful of chopped kale (or replace with spinach)
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon sea salt
4 cups water or use chicken or vegetable broth
1/2 cup red lentils

red lentil soup


Heat oil in a large pot and sauté onions, celery, carrots, ginger, and garlic for a few minutes, until softened. Add spices and sauté a few more minutes. Add remaining ingredients, except greens, and cook 20 to 30 minutes or until lentils are soft. Finally, add greens and cook until they begin to wilt. Remove bay leaves and serve.

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Randy Boyer
Randy is the co-founder of and The Healthy Shopper. She has been working in the natural health industry for over 20 years. She is very passionate about healthy living by choosing natural and organic as much as possible, has a personal love of cooking and sharing healthy recipes and is a fitness enthusiast.