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Curried Red Lentil and Spinach Soup

Summer had turned to autumn. Before we knew it, we were pulling scarves out of the closet. We needed more than warmth – we needed spice.

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  • Cooking time30 min
  • Prep time15 min
  • ServingsPortions 6
recipe image Curried Red Lentil and Spinach Soup


  • 1 Tbsp. (15 mL) Becel® Buttery Taste margarine*
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp. (10 mL) finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1 1/2 tsp. (7 mL) curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp. (2 mL) ground cumin
  • 1 carrot, peeled and chopped
  • 1 rib celery, chopped
  • 1 cup (250 mL) red lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 1 carton (900 mL.) reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup (250 mL) water
  • 2 cups (500 mL) baby spinach leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. (30 mL) lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) chopped fresh cilantro, (optional)

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)

(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)


  1. Melt Becel® Buttery Taste margarine* in large, heavy-duty pot over medium heat and cook onion, garlic and ginger, stirring occasionally, until onion is tender, about 7 minutes.
  2. Add curry powder and cumin and cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Add carrot, celery, lentils, chicken broth and water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer covered 20 minutes or until lentils and vegetables are tender.
  3. Process lentil mixture with hand-held blender*until still chunky. Stir in spinach and simmer 5 minutes. Stir in lemon juice and cilantro.
*Or use traditional blender, processing soup in batches. After processing, return soup to pot and continue as above. *Becel® Gold in Quebec

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