Red Lentil Soup

A hearty and wholesome main dish vegetarian soup, rich with lentils and spiced with cumin.


2 tablespoons olive oil

2 carrots, coarsely diced

1 cup onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin

8 cup vegetables broth


1 cup red lentils

1/3 cup rice, not instant

3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

salt and pepper to taste

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In a large saucepan heat oil. Add carrots, onion and garlic. Sauté 5 minutes. Stir in cumin and cook 1 minute. Add broth, honey, lentils and rice. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer about 20 minutes until lentils soften. Stir in lemon juice and cilantro. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve soup garnished with a fresh cilantro leaf.
Serves: 4