Red Lentil Soup Recipe
Thomas Sixt is a chef, food photographer, cookbook author and blogger.
Here he shares recipes, answers cooking questions and helps with cooking.
You can find the red lentil soup recipe, simple, cheap, delicious you will find in this post.
The preparation time is less than 20 minutes, which is great fun!
In terms of taste, I deliberately avoided Asian products and cooked a traditional German soup.
We leave coriander, soy sauce and curry in the kitchen cupboard today 🙂
I wish you good luck and a good appetite.
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1. Recipe Red Lentil Soup
Find below the step-by-step instructions for a safe preparation.
You can send me cooking questions via the comment function at the bottom of the page!
Red Lentil Soup
Cooked, photographed and written down by chef Thomas Sixt.
Simple instructions for preparing quick red lentil soup.
|1||Cup||lentils (250 g red lentils)|
|3||Pieces||glove of garlic|
|250||ml||Vegetable broth (250 ml water + 2 teaspoons broth)|
|2||Pinches||brown can sugar|
|2||tbsp||pumpkin seed oil|
|1||Bunch||fresh herbs (bloody dock or parsley)|
Prepare the ingredients for the soup.
Put the oil and butter in the saucepan.
Peel garlic cloves.
Remove green parts from garlic.
Place the garlic in the saucepan with the butter and oil.
Place the lentils in a sieve.
Rinse the lentils thoroughly under cold running water.
Drain the washed, raw red lentils well in a colander.
Sweat the garlic in butter and oil and let it color slightly.
Put the lentils in the pot and sauté briefly for 2 minutes.
Add the concentrated broth to the lentils in the saucepan and deglaze.
Add four times the amount of water to the lentils.
Boil the lentils.
Put lid on
Put the lid on the pot and cook the lentils over low heat.
The recommended cooking time for the lentils was 12 minutes on the packaging.
I tried my lentils after 9 minutes and they were sufficiently cooked.
Place half of the lentils in a sieve.
Prepare half of the lentils to serve as a soup garnish.
Remove the garlic cloves from the pot.
You can eat the garlic, serve it with the soup later, or throw it away.
Bring the lentil soup to the boil and slowly add the cream.
Blend the soup with the hand blender.
Season the soup with salt.
Season the soup with cayenne pepper, black pepper and a little sugar and fine-tune the taste.
Before serving, mix the soup with a hand blender until fluffy.
Hold the hand blender on the surface of the soup and create a stable foam.
Arrange the hot lentils on warmed plates.
Pour the soup into the plates with the lentils.
The soup with
–> Droplets of pumpkin seed oil
–> Lay on the leaves of the sorrel
–> Gently sprinkle with fine chilli flakes
Serve quickly and enjoy.
Enjoy your meal!
2. Nutrition Facts and Calories
3. Tips For Red Lentil Soup Variations
You can also prepare this red lentil soup relatively easily in variations:
- You can leave out the butter and make the soup vegan with olive oil.
- Use cold olive oil to mix the soup.
- Use soy cream or soy cream instead of cream for a vegan version.
- You can decorate or supplement the soup with parsley, chervil and lovage instead of sorrel.
- You can add sliced Viennese sausages as a soup ingredient.
- You can add sliced sausages to soups.
- You can add tofu strips or tofu cubes as a soup ingredient.
- You can prepare and enjoy the soup exactly according to the instructions, it tastes wonderful.
Now let’s look at the oldest existing rumor about cooking lentils.
4. For Good Taste Boil Lentils In Broth
We often read in cooking instructions:
Lentils should only be salted after they have been cooked, otherwise they are said not to become soft.
That’s just plain wrong.
I learned how to cook lentils in high-end gastronomy and we always used broth to cook the lentils.
I haven’t changed that even after 30 years and my lentils are always fine and delicious.
Lentils soaked in cold water taste like water because the lentils absorb the water.
Taste can then no longer be supplemented well, because the soaked lenses absorb nothing more.
Cook the soup or the foamy lentil stew exactly according to the instructions and form your own opinion.
You can cook lentils in broth.Tip for cooking red lentil soup from chef Thomas Sixt
It’s guaranteed to taste delicious and the lentils will be soft on the palate!
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Comments, Cooking Questions and Answers
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Please don't forget the star rating on the recipe, 5 stars means you liked it!
My compliments: Only a few ingredients – highly appreciated! Cheers Clarice
This is a really simple and beautiful soup.
There are so few ingredients and I like that very much.
Thanks for your great idea with the frothing.
I will try that more often now.
Love greetings Cynthia