Red Lentil Soup
Servings Prep Time
4people 20minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
4people 20minutes
Cook Time
  • 3tbsp MTOO Harissa Olive Oilplus more for drizzling
  • 1 onionchopped
  • 2cloves Garlicminced
  • 1tbsp tomato paste
  • 1tsp MTOO Istanbul Grill Blend
  • 1quart chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2cups water
  • 1cup red lentils
  • 1 carrotpeeled and chopped
  • 2stalks celerychopped
  • 1/2lemon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  1. Heat oil in large pot for a few minutes then saute diced onion and garlic until golden, about 4-5 minutes. Add in spices and tomato paste and saute for another 2 minutes.
  2. Add broth, water, lentils, carrot and celery. Bring to a simmer then cover pot and turn to medium low heat. Simmer until lentils are soft, about 30 minutes. Taste and add salt if necessary.
  3. Remove about a cup of the soup and put into a separate bowl. Using an immersion blender (or other food processor), blend the rest of the soup until smooth. Add back in the cup that was removed. Soup should be somewhat chunky.
  4. Stir in lemon juice and serve. Drizzle a bit of Harissa Olive Oil (for heat) or Meyer Lemon Olive Oil over the top.
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