5 Ingredient Soup: Red-Lentil

Lentil soup is ones of those dishes that should be a regular in everyone’s kitchen. Lentils are high in protein, readily available and pretty cheap. They are one of the easiest legumes to work with as they don’t require any soaking time prior to use (when using dry ones of course). I make variations of lentil soup quite often and red lentils are my favorite to work with. This recipe is super easy to make and takes only 5 ingredients.

This 5 ingredient soup is bound to warm up your belly and your soul.

Red Lentil Soup


  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 2 large carrots
  • 1/2 white onion
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 8 cups liquid (1/2 veggie stock, 1/2 water)

You can do all veggie stock, but I like it a bit less salty so I did half and half.

Put the garlic and onions in a food processor and mince for 10 seconds. Saute for 2 minutes with no oil on medium heat.

Process the carrots until minced into a pulp, about 20-30 seconds. Add them to the pot and saute for 1 minute. Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Once boiling, lower heat and simmer for 30 minutes.

The soup will be ready to eat in 30 but the longer you cook it for the better. I let mine simmer for 2 hours.

This made about 4-5 servings and were a great addition to my lunches.  I had it one night for dinner with some brown rice and a side salad. Lentils have a ton of protein in them so eat em up!

Eat better. Feel better.