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Spicy Lentil Soup Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Spicy Lentil Soup

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"This is a filling, hearty soup that is very easy to make!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    45 mins


  1. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir onion and garlic until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in carrot and celery; cook, stirring often, until vegetables are tender, about 8 more minutes.
  3. Stir in tomato paste, crushed red pepper, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper; mix in chicken stock and lentils.
  4. Bring soup to a boil and reduce heat to low; simmer until lentils are soft, about 20 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 15, 2013

Very good and basic recipe. I will make again but will use a little more carrot and celery. My husband is vegan so I of course used vegetable broth rather than chicken. I also added a pinch of allspice and cumin.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 03, 2014

this took MUCH longer than 20 minutes for the lentils to soften. I am making it now, and I am about to go over the 40 minute mark


8 Ratings

Jan 23, 2014

This was very simple and easy to make. It is very filling and nutritional. I would probably add more spices since I like it on the spicy side and I added some curry powder in as well to give it more of an exotic taste. Definitely a good go to soup that I can make with things I usually have around the house.

Jun 08, 2015

YUM! I used yellow lentils and extra veggies. Also, I'm not a fan of crushed red pepper so I used cayenne and chili pepper. I'm crushing bowls of this stuff even in 80 degree weather... it's just that good.

Feb 01, 2015

Holy cow this turned out good! The recipe doesn't specify but I used the tiny French green lentils instead of red or brown, I didn't have chicken stock on hand so used water and chicken bouillon cubes. This was terrific. I added a dash more red pepper for extra bite. I also had some smoked sausage that I cubed and browned with the veggies but it would have still been fabulous without it. This recipe is simple and so good. I looked at other recipes before settling on this one, this has general items most people have on hand, no need for white wine or some of the other stuff the other recipes ask for, I plan to make this again! Thanks for sharing a good recipe!

Dec 28, 2014

Added 1/2 tbsp of lemon juice and can of diced tomatoes with oregano and basil.

Feb 05, 2014

I made this recipe but only had red lentils.I used vegie stock and added a few bay leaves and instead of tomato pastes I had a can of fire roasted diced tomato and blended omatoes in blender just a bit.I took this to church and everyone wanted recipe .they even wanted it for the bulletin.the red lentils make a the difference because I made it again with brown lentils and did not taste near as good.

Dec 10, 2013

Very hearty soup, but I added a little more carrots to it, and a few diced potatoes. I will definitely make again!


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  • Calories
  • 217 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 33.7 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 3.5 g
  • 5%
  • Fiber
  • 15.6 g
  • 62%
  • Protein
  • 13.6 g
  • 27%
  • Sodium
  • 711 mg
  • 28%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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