lentil soup
Lentil Soup
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 

Lentil Soup is delicious, easy to make and ultra healthy! 

Course: Main Course, Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 8 cups
Author: SmartyPantsKitchen
Ingredients
  • 1 cup lentils
  • 1 cup yellow onion chopped
  • 2 cups carrots (about 3 large carrots) sliced
  • 1/2 cup celery (about 2 stalks) chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 28 oz. can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 32 oz. box of vegetable broth (about 4 cups)
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. In a dutch oven, add oil, onion, carrot and celery; cook on medium-high until onions are translucent (5-8 minutes)
  2. Add tomatoes (with their juice), broth and bay leaves

  3. Bring combination to boil

  4. Reduce heat to medium low and cook 10-15 minutes, or until carrots are tender

  5. Reduce heat to low; add lentils; cover and let simmer about 25 minutes, till lentils are tender

  6. Lentils absorb liquid, so check on them occasionally; you may need to add more broth or water

  7. Remove bay leaves prior to serving

Recipe Notes