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Plant-Based Recipe: Lemon Lentil Soup

Refreshing, hearty, flavorful. This unique all season Lemon Lentil Soup is packed with healthy, healing ingredients like garlic, lemon and turmeric. Enjoy this plant-based recipe hot with crushed black pepper, or pour it over a baked sweet potato.

Prep Time: 5-10 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 6 servings


1 onion, diced
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tomato, diced
3 cups of dried, green lentils
1 whole lemon
2 TBS of parsley
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp crushed black pepper
1 tsp coriander
1 tsp turmeric
¼ tsp of sea salt
2 cups of low sodium veggie broth


1. Sauté onions in veggie broth for about 8 minutes
2. Add garlic, tomatoes and spices, and sauté for an additional 2 minutes
3. Add lentils, broth, 3 cups of water, and the full lemon (sliced in half, seeded)
4. Boil until water is absorbed, add water until you reach a desired consistency
5. Puree about ¼ of the lentils in a processor until smooth, and add back into soup
6. Enjoy hot with crushed black pepper

By Caroline DiNicola-Fawley

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