Tricolor Lentil Soup
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We love this hearty lentil soup for a warm lunch or comforting dinner. The key to this soup are taking care to cook the onions until they are soft and jammy. Cumin and a touch of red pepper paste add dimension and flavor. Garnish with pita chips for extra crunch! 

Watch us make this with Nadia Hubbi of @sweetpilllar food here 


Prep time 10mins
Cook time 40mins


  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2-3 carrots, diced (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1 tomato, diced small
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper paste (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • Dash of pepper
  • 1 cup tricolor lentils
  • 6 cups stock


  • Step 1

    Add oil, onions, carrots, tomato, red pepper paste, cumin, salt and pepper to medium-large saucepan.

  • Step 2

    On medium-low heat caramelize the onions for about 5-7 minutes until they are soft and fragrant.

  • Step 3

    Add in the lentils and stir so all the oils combine together. Add in stock

  • Step 4

    Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat for 35-45 minutes. Blend, if desired. Blending this soup is optional. Some like it creamy and smooth, others *like my kids* prefer it chunky.