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Lemony Lentil Soup



6 portion(s)

Lemony Lentil Soup

  • 160 g red lentils, soaked for 2-3 hours
  • 40 g Butter or coconut oil
  • 40 g olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 brown onions, halved
  • 1 teaspoon cumin, ground
  • 800 g water, chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon TM vegetable stock
  • 3 Medium potatoes, cut in 2cm cubes
  • 6 leaves Silverbeet or Spinach, leaves only, roughly chopped
  • 8 sprigs corriander
  • 2 small lemons or 3 limes, peeled
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Recipe's preparation

  1. Soak lentils for 2-3 hours or overnight. Then rinse in simmering basket until water runs clear. Allow to drain.

  2. Chop garlic and onion - speed 7, 3 seconds

  3. Add butter and olive oil. Saute - Varoma, 3 minutes, speed 1 (MC off)

  4. Add lentils and cumin. Stir to coat in oil/onion mixture.  Speed 1, 10 seconds. 

  5. Add water, stock & potatoes. Cook 100 degrees, , speed 1, 15 minutes or until potatoes are cooked but still firm.  Pour soup into Thermoserver.

  6. Chop silverbeet and corriander.  Turbo 1 or 2 times.  Stir into soup.

  7. Wizz whole lemons or lime. Speed 9, 20-30 sec. Stir lemon through soup and serve.


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You could also use brown lentils but these need to be soaked overnight.

I like to use chicken broth in this for extra nutritional omph especially in winter!

Converted from this original recipe: //claireobeid.com/recipe-lebanese-spinach-lemon-lentil-soup-2/

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  • Really great

    Submitted by Ablebaker on 24. January 2018 - 05:02.

    Really great

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  • Delicious easy recipe!...

    Submitted by Kerry Mc on 19. June 2017 - 11:02.

    Delicious easy recipe!
    thankyou, will be a family favouriteLove

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  • Lovely thanks Substituted potato for sweet potato...

    Submitted by bjajun on 15. June 2017 - 13:01.

    Lovely thanks. Substituted potato for sweet potato, kale for spinach leaves, and added in a head of broccoli (including stalk) as had it in the fridge. Used 2 lemons which had a lovely flavour. I did steps 6 & 7 first, and placed them in a bowl while waiting for the soup to cook. I like a smoother texture of soups so I blended it for ~30 seconds speed 7 (after cooling to ~70 degrees) before I added in the reserved kale & lemon, then stirred on reverse speed 4 for another 10 seconds to combine them. Oh, and I didn't soak the red lentils first as I only thought to cook this when I was hungry Big Smile

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  • Delicious!  I used a bit less

    Submitted by sueclaire on 13. September 2016 - 15:40.

    Delicious!  I used a bit less lemon though, and baby spinach (as easier to buy small amounts).  Family loved it.

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  • Great flavour!  I used sweet

    Submitted by miacurnow on 19. July 2014 - 12:56.

    Great flavour!  I used sweet potato instead of potato.  Very delicious and hearty on a cold winters day!

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