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Jason’s Best Red Lentil Soup

  • Author: RecipeTeacher


This amazing homemade soup features split red lentils, fire roasted red peppers and is loaded with wholesome goodness. Perfect for a meal any night of the week.


  • 1 cup split red lentils, rinsed
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 clove (1tsp) minced garlic
  • 1.5 tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 cup fire roasted red peppers, diced
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Juice of 1 lemon (about 1 tbs)
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Salt to taste (about 1 tsp)
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger (optional)




  1. Place olive oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat.
  2. Once oil is hot, add celery onion and carrots. Sauté for 5 minutes. Add garlic and sauté an additional 1 minute.
  3. Add broth, red lentils, turmeric, pepper, fire roasted red peppers, lemon zest and lemon juice and salt (and ginger if using). Stir well.
  4. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  5. After 30 minutes, remove from heat and blend soup with an immersion blender to desired consistency.