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Bryan’s Spicy Red Lentil Soup

Bryan's Spicy Red Lentil Soup Recipe and Video


A spicy red lentil soup that is fast and easy.


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 ½ cups chopped red onion
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 ½ cups frozen chopped spinach
  • 2 cups dry red lentils
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon curry powder


  1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat, and cook the onion until golden brown. Season with salt and pepper. Mix in tomatoes, spinach, and lentils, and pour in water. Season with basil, cardamom, cumin, cayenne pepper, and curry powder. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer 25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until lentils are tender.
  2. Transfer the soup to a blender (or use a hand held blender), and blend until smooth before serving.

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Nutritional Information

Bryan's Spicy Red Lentil Soup

Servings Per Recipe: 6
Calories: 241.1
% Daily Value *
protein: 33 %
carbohydrates: 13 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 61 %
fat: 3 %
saturated fat: 1 %
vitamin a iu: 116 %
niacin equivalents: 36 %
vitamin b6: 25 %
vitamin c: 30 %
folate: 84 %
calcium: 15 %
iron: 52 %
magnesium: 33 %
potassium: 27 %
sodium: 11 %
thiamin: 29 %
calories from fat:
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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