Orange Lentil Soup



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Orange Lentil Soup

Orange Lentil Soup

  • Author: Challenge 22


A surprisingly simple recipe for a deliciously warm orange lentil soup that the whole family will love. Lentil soup makes a quick, cheap and satisfying meal. An excellent choice for those who suffer from stomach pain after eating, or if you just want to try incorporating more legumes into your diet.

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  • 1 cup of orange lentils
  • 5 cups of water
  • A little oil for frying
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 large tomato
  • 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • The juice of 1 lemon
  • ½ cup of chopped coriander leaves


  1. Bring the lentils to a boil in a saucepan with 5 cups of water. Reduce the heat and cook for another 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, chop the onion and tomato. Fry in a skillet or frying pan with the spices for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the tomato mixture to the lentils, then add the coriander, garlic and lemon juice, and stir.


  • Don’t have orange lentils? Don’t worry, you can always use red lentils and make a red lentil soup.
  • The coriander can be substituted with parsley.
  • The turmeric can be substituted with cumin.
  • To serve as a main dish with rice (or any other grain you like), reduce the amount of water, cooking the lentils in 3 cups of water.
  • Love lentils? Try our red lentil dahl or Indian lentil soup.
  • Try our weekly plant based meal plan for more tasty ideas!

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