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Curried Lentil Soup
64 votes


this is an amazing soup!

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (6 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Type AB (4 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (5 beneficials)
  • Soups and Broths
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 medium carrots diced
  • 2 large celery stalks diced
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 medium granny smith apple diced
  • 1 Tablespoon ginger root peeled & grated
  • 1 large garlic clove crushed
  • 2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 3 3/4 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups lentils raw
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley or cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt (optional)
How to make it:
  1. In a 5 quart dutch oven or sauce pot, heat olive oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Add carrots, celery, onion, and apple and cook, stirring occasionally 10 - 15 minutes until lightly browned.
  3. Add ginger, garlic, curry, cumin and coriander and cook, stirring often.
  4. Add vegetable broth, lentils and 5 cups of water; heat to boiling over high heat.
  5. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 45-55 minutes until lentils are tender stirring occasionally.
  6. Stir in parsley and salt.
  7. Makes about 10 cups.


  8. I used extra garlic (3 large cloves) and ginger (2 Tablespoons)and I used chicken broth instead of vegetable broth also, I used 1 cup red lentils and 1 cup green lentils

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Celery/ Celery Juice1 ,2 B N B B N N N N
Carrot1 ,3 B N N N B B N B
Olive Oil1 ,3 B B B B B B B B
Cilantro1 N B N N N N N N
Ginger1 B B N B B B B B
Lentil (Green)1 B B B B A A A N
Coriander  N N N N N N N N
Parsley1 B N B B B B B B
Cumin  N N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Fruit/ Fruit Juice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Apple/Apple Juice/Cider1 ,2 ,3 N N N N N N N A

[1] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may be high in pesticides.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Oct 05, 2007 at 01:18 PM By: Rodney