Lentil Soup

The only requirement for lentil soup is that it contains lentils—other than that, there are countless ways to prepare it. Indian versions are heavily spiced, while Egyptian recipes are commonly pureed and made in wintertime. Your soup might include your favorite vegetables, various kinds of lentils or different types of meat. The formula for this delicious, hearty soup is completely open to interpretation. To get started, try a basic recipe, such as this red lentil soup, which gets its flavor from a handful of vegetables and seasonings. Check out Food & Wine's guide for other lentil soup ideas.

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I Underestimated Lentil Soup Until I Made This Ina Garten Recipe
It's hearty, simple, and there's enough of it to freeze for later use. Just don't forget the garlic croutons.
Lentil Soup Recipes
Lentil soup is not only healthy and easy to make, but perfect to prepare in big batches and save for luch or dinner throughout the week. Here, a selection of comforting lentil soup recipes, including a lentil and garlic-sausage soup and a lentil miso soup with bacon sabayon.
Lentil Miso Soup with Bacon Sabayon
Chang revamps standard lentil soup with mild miso, which adds depth and complexity. He tops each bowl with crispy fried celery root and a warm sabayon-style sauce that’s rich with egg yolks and smoky bacon.Warming Soup RecipesRecipe from Food & Wine Best New Chefs All-Star Cookbook
Red Lentil Soup with Cumin and Fried Onions
Rating: Unrated
This velvety soup gets intense flavor from cumin and sweetness from caramelized onions. Toasted bread torn into pieces adds great crunch. Slideshow:  Healthy Soups 
Hearty Red Lentil, Bacon and Potato Soup
Rating: Unrated
Hearty and satisfying, this red lentil soup is rich with bacon flavor and chunks of warm potato. Slideshow:  Warming Soups 
Red Lentil and Vegetable Soup
Warm and perfectly vegetarian, this red lentil soup is loaded with fresh vegetables to satisfy even the pickiest of vegetarians. Slideshow:  Vegetarian Soups 

More Lentil Soup

Red Lentil Soup
Rating: Unrated
SoupCycle in Portland, Oregon, offers soups with wacky names ranging from Flemish Farm (a vegan take on French onion soup) to Who Framed Ginger Rabbit (carrot soup with ginger). Owners Jed Lazar and Shauna Lambert call this lentil soup Pot of For Goodness Sake! because the ingredients are so healthy. More Warming Soups
Lentil Soup with Broccoli Rabe
Rating: Unrated
Cook the broccoli rabe in a separate pan, not in the soup pot. That way, any excess bitterness from the vegetable goes down the drain with the cooking water rather than into the soup. You'll find, though, that a bit of bite enlivens the lentils. Warming Soup Recipes