Lemon Lentil Soup Recipe Video

Colorful, Healthy, High-Fiber, Low-Fat, Easy-to-Make Soup for those cold evenings! :) This is part of our short mini series of delicious soups!


Preparation Time5 MinCooking Time20 Min
Ready In25 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings6
Main IngredientInterest Group


For the soup
 Olive oil2 Tablespoon
 Onion1 Medium, julienned
 Lentils2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Water12 Cup (192 tbs)
 Salt To Taste
 Short pasta1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), uncooked
For the seasoning
 Olive oil1 Tablespoon
 Fresh cilantro1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chopped
 Crushed garlic6 Clove (30 gm) (6 - 10 cloves used as required)
 Fresh lemon juice1 Cup (16 tbs)
For the garnish
 Fresh cilantro1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chopped (As required)
 Scallions1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chopped finely (As required)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 348 Calories from Fat 74

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 8 g12.8%

Saturated Fat 1.2 g5.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 71.7 mg3%

Total Carbohydrates 51 g17.1%

Dietary Fiber 20.6 g82.6%

Sugars 4.1 g

Protein 18 g36.5%

Vitamin A 3.5% Vitamin C 42.1%

Calcium 5.1% Iron 28.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Heat up a pot with a couple of tbsp of olive oil. Add onions and saute on low heat for about 5 minutes until caramelized and golden.
2. Add the lentils and water. Season with salt and pepper and let it boil.
3. Meanwhile, in another pan, warm some olive oil, add chopped cilantro and crushed garlic. Saute for a couple of minutes.
4. Add lemon juice to the cilantro and garlic mixture, and add this mixture to the boiling lentils. Stir and let it simmer for a few more minutes.
5. Add uncooked short pasta, boil for about 5 minutes or until the pasta is al dente.

6. Serve warm garnished with some chopped cilantro and scallions.

For gluten-free option, use gluten free pasta.

Editors Review

'Tis the Soup Season and let the games begin! In this video, Sanaa shows us how to make the excellent soup. The Lemon Lentil Soup is colorful, healthy, high in fiber, low-fat, for the cold evenings! Enjoy with a few soup-sticks. Bon Appetit!