Lemony Lentil Soup

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recipe by Sophie H.

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This Lemony Lentil Soup recipe is full of amazing flavor, it’s made with all sorts of feel-good ingredients, and it’s so incredibly comforting.

Inspired by: https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/lemony-lentil-soup/

recipe updated May 20, 2019


  • Onion icon
    x 1 (about 140g)
  • Carrot icon
    x 2 (about 100g)
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
  • Vegetable stock icon
    Vegetable stock
    6 cups (1440ml)
  • Red lentils icon
    Red lentils
    1.5 cups (302g)
  • Olive oil icon
    Olive oil
    1 tbsp (about 15ml)
  • Corn kernels icon
    Corn kernels
    ¾ cup (about 119g)
  • Ground cumin icon
    Ground cumin
    2 tsp (about 4g)
  • Curry powder icon
    Curry powder
    1 tsp (about 2g)
  • Saffron icon
    1 pinch
  • Cayenne pepper icon
    Cayenne pepper
    1 pinch
  • Lemon icon
    x 1 (about 58g)
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper
    as needed
  • Dill icon
    as needed
  • Hemp seeds icon
    Hemp seeds
    as needed
  • Chili flakes icon
    Chili flakes
    as needed


  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon Stove
  • kCook icon Stick blender
  • kCook icon Stockpot - 5 liter

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  1. Add olive oil to a clean stockpot
  2. Heat - medium-high heat
  3. Add onion and carrot to the stockpot
  4. Sauté until softened while stirring occasionally - 5 min
  5. Add garlic clove to the stockpot
  6. Sauté until fragrant while stirring occasionally - 1 min
  7. Add vegetable stock, red lentils, corn kernels, ground cumin, curry powder, saffron and cayenne pepper to the stockpot
  8. Stir until combined
  9. Cook until simmering and cover
  10. Cook until tender while stirring occasionally - 15 min
  11. Purée carefully with stick blender until smooth
  12. Mix in lemon to the stockpot
  13. Season with salt & pepper to taste
  14. Serve immediately
  15. Garnish with dill, hemp seeds and chili flakes
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