Red Lentil Soup with Lemon-Mint Yogurt Recipe


For the Lemon-Mint Yogurt:


  1. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion, salt, and tomato paste. Cook, stirring often, until the onion softens and the tomato paste turns a deep brick red or brown color, 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. Add garlic, cumin, and cayenne; cook, stirring, for 2 more minutes. Stir in the broth and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium-low and add the lentils, celery, and carrots.
  3. Stir and bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the lentils and vegetables are very tender, 30 to 40 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, grind the mint and salt into a paste using a mortar and pestle. Add lemon zest, lemon juice, and yogurt, and stir together until combined. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  5. Taste the soup and adjust seasoning as needed. Serve as-is or use an immersion blender to puree about half of the soup to achieve a creamier texture. Serve hot with spoonfuls of the lemon-mint yogurt.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 294
                                                 % Daily Value *
Total Fat: 13 %
Saturated Fat: 
Cholesterol: 7 %
Sodium: 66 %
Potassium: 22 %
Total Carbohydrates: 13 %
Dietary Fiber: 69 %
Protein: 32 %
Vitamin A: 
Vitamin C: 
Vitamin B6: 

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