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Steamed lentil soup

Under $10/4 servesVegetarianSoups & SaladsLentils & Legumes Middle Eastern
Serves 4Time 30 minsSteamed Lentil Soup

Easy one-pot lentil soup – Turkish comfort food!

Fat - total 11g 16%
Fat - saturated 2g 8%
Salt 662mg 29%
Protein 10g 20%
Carbs 24g 8%
Sugar 5g 6%
Energy 1002kJ 12%

% based on an adult’s recommended daily intake


  • ( 1 cup) Dry red hulled lentils
  • ( 1 medium) Desiree potato
  • ( 1 medium) Brown onion, raw and peeled
  • ( 1 tsp) Cumin (cummin) seed powder
  • ( 1 tsp) Turmeric powder
  • ( 1 tsp) Ground black pepper
  • ( 1 cup) Lemon juice
  • ( 3 tbsp) Olive oil
  • ( 1 tsp) Paprika
  • ( 1 L) Liquid stock, prepared from reduced-salt stock cube or powder
  • ( 1 medium) Peeled carrot
  • ( 1 L) Tap water


  1. In a large pot, add the stock, lentils, onion, carrot, and potato.
  2. Bring to the boil and cook for 10 minutes.
  3. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for a further 20 minutes.
  4. Blend or mash the contents of the pot.
  5. Add the water, turmeric, and pepper. Stir to combine and bring to the boil.
  6. To make the sauce, heat olive oil in a pan. Add the paprika and pepper and cook for five seconds. Drizzle over the soup to serve.
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