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Red Lentil Soup Mix

Give your friends the gift of good health. Red lentils are a protein powerhouse, and loaded with folate, iron and fiber. Oh, and this soup tastes amazing, too. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Cook: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 batches/4 cups per batch


  • 1/4 cup dried minced onion
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
  • 2 teaspoons ground allspice
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons ground turmeric
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 packages (1 pound each) dried red lentils
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS (for each batch):
  • 1 medium carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 celery rib, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) vegetable broth


  • Combine the first 11 ingredients. Place 1-1/3 cups lentils in each of four 12-oz. jelly jars. Evenly divide onion mixture among small cellophane bags; place sealed bags inside jars, on top of lentils. Store in a cool, dry place up to 6 months. Yield: 4 batches.
  • To prepare one batch: Rinse lentils and drain. In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, saute carrot and celery in oil until tender. Add lentils, onion mixture and broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until lentils are tender, 10-15 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 257 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1067mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 7g fiber), 14g protein.

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  • historygirl
    Dec 17, 2020

    That was just delicious. A bit different from other soups I've tried but we really enjoyed it. And it's great the next day for leftovers too.

  • cshenry1
    Dec 9, 2017

    This is a very good soup that has wonderful flavor. I had everything to make 1/2 batch of the soup, except the vegetable broth so I used chicken bouillon. The soup will even better next time when I use veg. bouillon which gives great flavor to veg-bean soups). This will be a good soup to keep in my freezer in individual portions for easy access to a quick protein rich soup. I would probably give 5 stars if I had used veg. broth or bouillon as the flavor would blend great with the other ingredients.