Red Lentil Soup

Prep time:  10 minutes     |     Cooking time:  30 minutes     |     Yields:  4 people


1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 small onion, diced
1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
1 carrot, rustic cut
1 burdock root, rustic cut
1 cup red lentils
4-5 cups water or stock
A few splashes umeboshi vinegar


Heat oil in a deep pot.

  1. Add onion and sauté for 3 minutes.
  2. Add cumin and cook, stirring for 30 seconds.
  3. Add carrot and burdock and sauté for 3 minutes.
  4. Add lentils and water or stock and cook 20 minutes until lentils and roots are soft.
  5. Add a few splashes of umeboshi vinegar, stir and taste.


Recipe made available by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.