Total Time
Prep 40 mins
Cook 0 mins

This was my first endeavor into lentils and it was fabulous, the flavor is wonderful (even though it doesn't seem to have much looking at the ingredients list). I added rice to mine. I revised this from the what would jesus eat cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the lentils and water in a pot over high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer while preparing other ingredients.
  2. Saute the onions in half of the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat for about 4 minutes.
  3. Add the bell pepper and saute for a minute or two longer.
  4. Add the onion mixture to the lentils. Simmer 15 minutes.
  5. Season with salt, pepper, and cumin. Simmer for 15-20 minutes longer.
  6. Stir in the cilantro; remove dish from heat.
  7. Combine the garlic, lime juice and the remaining 1/2 tablespoon olive oil in a food processor or blender and blend well.
  8. Add garlic mixture and lime juice to the lentil mixture. Mix well and serve.
Most Helpful

5 5

I made this a while ago, pureeing the ingredients at the last minute, and portioned out the leftovers to be frozen. To me, it tasted as good as the day that I first made it!

4 5

This was a very hearty, healthy soup. I made it tonight to serve tomorrow. I doesn't have as much flavor as other lentil soups I've made. I do like what the lime and cilantro do for the flavor. I think I'll top it with fresh tomatoes and a dollop of sour cream. This recipe makes a ton. Since its so filling, I know we'll get many meals out of this batch. Thanks for posting.

5 5

Delicious! absolutely wonderful! I plan on making it often! thanks for sharing! What a wonderful flavor! :)