Staub Cast Iron 5.75-qt Coq au Vin Cocotte - Dark Blue


8 people

Red Lentil Soup

  • 3/4 cup red lentils
  • 5 cups water
  • 3 large heirloom tomatoes (brandy wine or red delicious)
  • 1 cup onion diced
  • 1 whole red jalapeno
  • 1 tbsp ginger fresh
  • 3 cloves garlic sliced
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp tandoori spice
  • 1 1/2 tsp curry powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves

Pita chips

  • 3 whole pita bread
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp za'atar
  • 1 tsp salt


Nutritional information

Calories: 96kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 6gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 954mgPotassium: 375mgFiber: 7gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 654IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 52mgIron: 3mg
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8 people

How to make red lentil soup

  • In a large soup pot on medium high heat add olive oil, onions, garlic, ginger and cook for 3 minutes. Then add jalapeno, cumin, curry, tandoori spice, and lentils and cook for 1 minute. Then add water and salt and bring to a boil, then turn down to a simmer and cover. Cook for 30-40 minutes and then place the soup in a vitamix blender and puree until smooth. Adjust seasoning with salt if need be. Set aside and keep warm

How to make pita chips

  • Take your pita bread and cut each one into 10 pieces. Place the pita bread onto a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Drizzle the pita bread with olive oil, za'atar, and salt. Place in a preheated 375 degree oven and bake for 12-15 minutes. Take out and allow to cool.

To Finish

  • Place the soup into individual bowls, garnish with yogurt and cilantro leaves. Serve and enjoy!
    Red Lentil Soup recipe with pita chips
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