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Sopa de Lentejas Rojas Picantes


Lentil soup is very easy to prepare. It is a good source of protein, calcium, folate, Vitamin A, and fiber. It is filling and delicious. I got the following recipe from a co-worker, and have tweaked it to near "perfection."

"Sopa de lentejas rojas picantes" is Spanish for Spicy Red Lentil Soup.

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  • 2 cups of red lentils
  • 4 jalapeno peppers, chopped (I prefer red)
  • 1 cup of onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup of green onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic, chopped or 2 tsp of garlic powder
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp or 4 pinches cayenne pepper(you can adjust quantity for spiciness)
  • 1/2 tsp of your favorite multi-blend seasoning
  • 4 1/2 cups of water.


Preparation time 25mins
Cooking time 45mins
Adapted from


Step 1

Bring 4 cups of water to a boil
Add your lentils and let simmer on very low heat for about 20 minutes
Saute in olive oil the chopped veggies in small non-stick pan (or saute' in a little water) till soft.

Add the sauteed veggies and 1/2 cup of water to the cooked lentils-- stir, and let simmer on low heat for an additional 15 minutes. Makes about 6-8 servings.


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