Lentil Soup with Lemon


  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups minced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 5 cups water
  • 2 chicken Bouillon Cubes
  • 1 cup dried lentils
  • 3/4 cup peeled and diced carrots
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 3 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • Sour cream
  1. Heat oil in a large pot. Stir in onion and garlic and stir occasionally until browned (approx. 5 minutes)
  2. Stir in tomato paste, cumin, salt, pepper. Stir for about 2 minutes
  3. Stir in lentils, chicken cubes, water and carrots. Bring to a boil over high heat
  4. Reduca heat to medium low and simmer covered for about 20-25 minutes until lentils are soft
  5. Stir in lemon juice and cilantro.
  6. Serve with sour cream (optional)

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