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  • 2 cups red lentils
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 (1 ounce) package dry onion soup mix
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley


Place lentils into a pressure cooker, and cover with about 1 inch of water. Add onion and oil, cook for 10 minutes and then turn off heat and let set for 10 minutes.

Place lentil mixture, cumin, and pepper into a food processor or blender and puree until smooth.

Transfer pureed soup into a large stock pot and return to heat. Right as soup is ready to boil add onion soup mix, stirring until well mixed. Simmer until soup has a thick creamy consistency.

Prior to serving add lemon juice and chopped parsley for a little flavor and garnish.