Red Lentil Soup with Apriocts

Apricots are such a yummy and sweet summer-time delight.  If you are craving some sweetness from this tasty fruit, pick up a bag of dried apricots.  They have a beautiful color and are a great addition to all kinds of meals.  Breakfast, lunch and dinner!  Toss them in your oatmeal, top off your salad and spruce up your soup.  Here is a simple and wholesome meal for the whole family.  Literally, the whole family.  My 10-month-old loves this, my hubby asked for seconds, and our dog licked up the spilled goodness that fell to the floor!

Red Lentil Soup with Apricots

  • 1 Onion, diced
  • 1 Clove Garlic, diced
  • 1 Shallot, diced
  • 1 Carrot, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup Dried Apricots, chopped
  • 1 cup Red Lentils, rinsed
  • 1 tsp. Cumin
  • 4 cups Water

Saute onions and carrots in a drizzle of olive oil for 5 minutes over medium heat.  Add garlic, shallots and apricots and continue cooking 5 more minutes.

Add the cumin, cover and cook 3-5 minutes.  Add the lentils and water.  Bring to a boil, lower to a simmer and cook for about 25 minutes.

Use an immersion blender or transfer to a blender and process until smooth.

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5 comments


  1. Never though to add apricots to this, but brings some summertime warmth to this dish.

  2. Joe Crosthwait

    This looks very yummy. I could use dried peaches as well?

  3. Your soup looks very inviting. I showed your recipe to my daughter and she said I had to make it this week.

  4. Apricots with lentils … that’s something I would have never done, but your recipe sounds really good so I might just have to give it a try!

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