This red lentil soup is one of my go to soups – one that I make over and over again – and look forward to making each year as it begins to get cold. It’s healthy, simple, and filling. This nourishing red lentil soup defines a definite crowd-pleaser.
It has a hint of sweetness from the carrots and an earthy depth from the red lentils and some cumin. The cumin gives it a touch of heat that’s not too spicy nor too mild – making it a warm, soothing soup. A squeeze of lemon and a bit of minced parsley added right before serving is what makes this soup shine. If you want an extra kick of heat, add more cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes. Red lentils can take on pretty much any flavor so let your imagination go wild….