Red Lentil Soup with Spicy Microgreens Recipe

Every day is spring when you have amazing fresh vegetables and microgreens to make healthy soups. No time to fuss? you will love this recipe share today:  Red Lentil Soup with Spicy Microgreens Recipe. I am using my 3 quart Instant Pot to make this.  If you don’t have that appliance you can easily create this on the stovetop it will take longer.  I recommend the instant pot because you can enjoy the soup any time of the day while the appliance keeps it perfectly warm for you.

Organic Red Split Lentils with Spicy Microgreens Soup Recipe

Instant Pot Soup

This recipe is from the back of the red split lentil package I picked up at Aldi. I’ve been a huge fan of Aldi’s for over 20 years. When I first discovered them as a new homeowner.  I swear every time I went shopping at Aldi all I could think was ‘If this was only in town when I was in college …. all the money I could have saved!’. Over the years Aldi USA has really upped its game when it comes to keeping with the food trends and providing specialty items.  Some of my favorites this past month have been a nice selection of organic grains and beans that I can use to make up my own soups and salad additions.

Red Lentil and Spicy Microgreen Soup

You can imagine what the house smells like after cutting up all these fresh veggies.  Always be sure to use fresh veggies available for that perfect recipe.  I can imagine adding some of the new colorful carrots to this dish.  Have you seen the purple carrots? Those would look really pretty in this soup but I used what I had on hand. The microgreens in the soup recipe are from my window box planting.  I need to start more Microgreens because I’ve been using these so often they can’t keep up with growth.


I hope you will consider printing this recipe below or at least saving the PDF on your desktop to use at another time.  This is a fantastic recipe if you are trying to cut calories.

Red Lentils and Spicy Microgreens Soup


Red Lentils and Spicy Microgreens Soup

Organic Red Split Lentils Soup


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large carrot, shredded
  • 2 large celery, diced
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon of minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt plus additional for taste
  • 1/2 cup organic red split lentils
  • 4 cups water or low sodium broth
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 handful of spicy microgreens


  1. In a 3 quart Instant Pot saute onions and garlic in olive oil. If using the Instant Pot this is on the Saute setting. This will take about 2-4 minutes.
  2. Now add to the Instant Pot remaining ingredients and run the 10 minute pressure cooking setting.
  3. Let the Instant Pot release pressure on its own. This should take about 10-15 minutes.
  4. Once the pot is down with pressure release it is time to serve this soup up with a heaping handful of freshly cut microgreens.

Do you have a favorite spring vegetable or herb you are adding to this soup?  Share it with me!

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You will be ready to wish everyone a very HAPPY SPRING no matter what day of the year it is when you taste this soup. I hope you will leave a comment below if you tried the soup… tell me what you think!  I love to hear from you in detail on my website



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