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Spicy Red Lentil Soup with Vegetables


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  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium carrots, shredded
  • 2 medium zucchini, peeled and diced
  • 2 tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1 L/ 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cup red lentils, rinsed
  • 2 Tbsp red paprika
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • salt to taste
  • crushed red pepper to serve


Servings 6
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 45mins
Adapted from


Step 1

1.Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is translucent, for 2 to 4 minutes. Ad the carrots and cook until the vegetables start to caramelize, for about 4 more minutes.
2.Add the zucchini and tomatoes. Stir and saute the vegetables until they start to soften, for about 4 minutes.
3.Add the vegetable broth, water, lentils, red paprika, garlic powder, cayenne pepper and salt. Stir and bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Cover and cook for about 15 minutes until lentils fall apart.
4.Serve with crushed red pepper.

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