Caramelized Onion and Lentil Soup

  • Servings: 4
Caramelized Onion and Lentil Soup

Source: Everyday Food, April 2010


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 2 1/4 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt, for serving
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs, such as parsley, chives, marjoram, or a combination, for serving


  1. In a medium saucepan, heat oil over medium-high. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft and edges are browned, about 15 minutes. Add lentils and broth and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce to a medium simmer and cook, gradually smashing some lentils against the side of pan with a spoon to thicken soup, 10 minutes. Serve topped with a dollop of yogurt and herbs.


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