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Red Lentil Soup with a Twist

1 - 3
PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
25 min
5 min
20 min
Smokiness of cumin and sweetness of raisins give a unique flavour to this soup, served with a hint of lime.


Uncooked shallot(s)

1 medium, finely diced

Cumin seeds

¼ tsp(s)

Olive oil

1 tsp(s)

Fresh tomato(es)

1 medium, diced

Dry lentils

1 cup(s), rinsed in a fine sieve

Fat free chicken broth

4½ cup(s)

Kosher salt

1 tsp(s)

Golden seedless raisins

¾ tbsp(s)

Mint leaves

11 piece(s)


1 tbsp(s), or parsley

Fresh lime(s)

1 medium, sliced into 1/4 inch thickness, for garnish


  1. In a saucepan heat oil over medium heat. Saute shallots and cumin seeds for 1 minute. Add tomato, cook for 2 minutes, stirring. Add lentils and stir to coat with tomatoes and shallots.
  2. Pour in chicken stock. Add salt, raisins and mint, stir. Cook partially covered, stirring once or twice, about 18 minutes.
  3. Add cilantro just before removing from heat. Serve with a twist of lime (to squeeze before eating). Yields about six 3/4 cup servings.


This soup thickens as it cools, and tastes even better next day.