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Spiced Lentil Soup

Spiced Lentil Soup

We make things "from scratch" a lot so I like things that I can make easily. We doubled the recipe and fought over the leftovers.













Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free, High Fiber


3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons butter, unsalted
1 onions
2 carrots
2 celery stalks
1 green bell peppers
cored, seeded and diced
1 small potatoes
boiling, waxy, peeled, diced
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
¾ teaspoon allspice
1 small bay leaves
5 parsley sprigs
½ pound lentils
picked over
6 cups vegetable stock
or other stock
black pepper
freshly ground


Place the olive oil, butter, and onion in a soup kettle, set over low heat and cook until the onion has softened, about 5 to 7 minutes.

Increase the heat to medium, add the carrots and stir-cook for 1 minute.

Add the celery and stir-cook for 1 minute.

Add the green pepper and stir-cook for 1 minute.

Add the diced potato, cumin, chili powder, and allspice, stir-cook for 1 minute.

Add the herb bundle, lentils, and chicken broth; bring to a boil, then boil for 1 minute.

Cover and simmer for about 1 hour, or until the lentils are tender.

The soup may be prepared in advance up to this point.

Season the soup with salt and fresh pepper to taste and discard the parsley-bay leaf bundle.

Ladle the soup into warm bowls and serve steaming hot.


* not incl. in nutrient facts



over 13 years

I've had allspice in my chicken lentil stew before so I was pretty sure our family would like this one. We have all been suprised at how wonderful allspice tastes in a recipe like this and my kids said this even outranked the original recipe that my Mom's boyfriend had made. I would also rate this as fairly easy for home made soup. We make things "from scratch" a lot so I like things that I can make easily. We doubled the recipe and fought over the leftovers.

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Sault Ste marie, ON, Canada
 about 2 years ago

Great soup, simple to prepare and delicious also ideal for cold days.
navin c.

Brooklyn, United States
 about 1 year ago

For a prettier soup use red lentils instead of brown, and add 1 tsp of turmeric.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 464g (16.4 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 36537% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 972mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 13%
Dietary Fiber 16g 65%
Sugars g
Protein 38g
Vitamin A 91% Vitamin C 45%
Calcium 7% Iron 26%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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