Mediterranean Lentil Soup

Filled with earthy lentils and vegetables, Mediterranean Lentil Soup is a hearty soup and easy to make. Rich and flavorful it will become your go-to meal again and again!


  • 1 cup dried orange lentils
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrots
  • 4 cups chicken stock or vegetable stock
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon yellow curry
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon optional


  • Dice the onion, carrots and celery.
  • Heat a heavy stock pan over medium heat. Add the olive oil and the vegetables. Sauté for 4-5 minutes until they just begin to soften.
  • Next add the spices. Stir them in and mix well with the vegetables – add the lentils and sauté for another minute and add the stock & water.
  • Increase the heat to high and bring to a boil, reduce to medium low and continue to simmer the soup, stirring occasionally. It will take about another 15 minutes until the lentils are completely cooked.
  • When the lentils are cooked, remove from the heat and finish by squeezing the juice of half a lemon into the soup, stir to combine and serve.


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Calories: 207kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 836mg | Potassium: 580mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1970IU | Vitamin C: 9.2mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 3.3mg

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  • Looks delicious and easy to make as well as quick. Good job

    Metcalf Cheryl January 16, 2023 5:15 pm Reply

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