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red lentil soup

Red Lentil Soup

Dena Gershkovich
This red lentil soup is a delicious summer soup. I hope you enjoy!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Soup
Servings 10 servings


  • Avocado oil (or other high-heat oil), for sautéing
  • 1 large onion, chopped (1 to 1½ cups)
  • 4 to 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • 5 cups water
  • 2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • One 15-ounce can tomato sauce
  • 3 large carrots, chopped (2 cups)
  • 1 medium russet potato, cut into large chunks (1 cup)
  • 1 medium yellow zucchini, chopped (1½ cups)
  • ¼ cup fresh chives, chopped
  • 1 cup red lentils, dry
  • A few stalks fresh parsley, roughly chopped, plus more for topping
  • Avocado, for topping (optional)
  • Crushed red pepper flakes, for topping (optional)


  • Sauté onion and garlic in avocado oil in a large pot over a medium-high flame. Season with salt and pepper.
  • When onions are golden, add water, vegetable broth and tomato sauce to pot. Mix. Add carrots, potato, zucchini, chives and uncooked lentils. Mix.
  • Bring soup to boil; reduce to simmer. Add parsley. Allow soup to simmer for about 30 minutes, or until vegetables are soft. Serve topped with avocado, crushed red pepper flakes and parsley.


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