Red Lentil Soup #SundaySupper

red lentil soup

Brrrr! The temps keep dropping in SF. I told you guys I have been obsessed with soups lately, right? My grandma gave me a soup cookbook a while ago, and I have been trying more of the recipes out from it recently because of the cooler weather we have been having here in the city. The last soup recipe I made from it was this red lentil soup. At first I was skeptical because I saw it used red onion instead of yellow onion. I have never made a soup with only red onion before, so I was worried about how it would turn out. Otherwise, it looked delicious, so I figured why not give it a try! In the end, I didn’t taste the red onion at all. The parsnip gave the soup a really nice flavor, and the lentils created a thick texture. It was delicious!

This is my first time participating in the Sunday Supper Movement – the mission to bring back Sunday Supper around the family table in every home through this weekly virtual recipe party. I can’t wait to read other recipes from this week’s Sunday Supper (see below), and share more recipes with you guys in support of this wonderful mission.

Happy Sunday!!

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Red Lentil Soup #SundaySupper
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Type: Main
Serves: 4
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 cup dried red lentils
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 parsnip, chopped
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  1. Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large pot and add the onion and garlic. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 25 minutes.
  3. Cool the soup to room temperature, then blend in batches and return to the pot to reheat.
Serves 4

Recipe adapted from 100 Best Fresh Soups

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  1. Liz says:

    Kristi, SO fun to see you’ve joined the Sunday Supper crew! I adore lentils and have a stockpile in my pantry—I hope to try your yummy soup soon 🙂

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