Red Lentil Soup with Lemon Mint Yogurt

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Red Lentil Soup with Lemon Mint Yogurt
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40mins
Category:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on May 27, 2023

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups dry red lentils
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint

Directions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add the cumin, coriander, red pepper flakes, and salt and cook for another minute.
  3. Add the vegetable broth and lentils and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes, or until the lentils are tender.
  4. In a small bowl, stir together the yogurt, lemon juice, and mint.
  5. Serve the soup in bowls topped with a dollop of the lemon mint yogurt.

Interesting Facts

  • Red lentils are a good source of plant-based protein and dietary fiber.
  • The addition of lemon and mint yogurt makes this a uniquely Mediterranean-style soup.
  • This soup can be served hot or cold and can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week.