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Simple Lentil Soup


  • 1 Tbsp. margarine
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 finely chopped garlic cloves
  • 1 cup lentils
  • 6 cups water
  • 1/8 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
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  • 1/4 tsp. cloves
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. cumin
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste


In a large stockpot, melt margarine. Add onion and garlic and saute until soft. Add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 1 1/2 hours.

Place mixture in a blender or the bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Process until well blended. Serve hot.

Source: A friend June

By Raymonde from North Bay, Ontario


Simple Lentil Soup

Wow, that sounds delicious. Can't wait to try it. Do you soak the lentils before cooking? (02/22/2009)

By fionarx

Simple Lentil Soup

fionarx (92)

You don't have to soak the lentils before cooking. (03/08/2009)

By Larry Laplante


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