The Best Lentil Soup Recipe

The Best Lentil Soup Recipe

2021-01-06
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Learn how to make the best lentil soup – this easy lentil soup is healthy, vegan, comforting and very easy to make. Perfect soup for cold winter days. All you need is one pot, few basic ingredients and one hour.
DIFFICULTY
Easy
YIELDS
6
PREP TIME
1½ Hours
WORK TIME
30 Minutes
RECIPE CUISINE
World
INGREDIENTS

    • 1 large Onion, chopped
    • 2 Celery stalks, chopped
    • 2 medium Carrots, diced
    • 2-3 Garlic crushed, crushed
    • 2 tablespoons Olive oil
    • 1 teaspoon Cumin
    • 1 teaspoon Dried oregano
    • 1 teaspoon Paprika
    • Salt to taste
    • Pepper to taste
    • 1 can (14oz/400g) Diced tomatoes/chopped tomatoes
    • 8 cups (2L) Vegetable stock
    • 2 cups (380g) Dried lentils, rinsed
    • 2-3 tablespoons Parsley/coriander, chopped
    • 2 tablespoons Lemon juice, fresh
DIRECTIONS

  1. In a large pot heat olive oil, add chopped onion and sauté for 6-7 minutes, until slightly golden. Add chopped celery and diced carrots, cook for 4-5 minutes, until tender. Add crushed garlic, cumin, dried oregano, paprika and cook, stirring for 1 minutes.
  2. Add minced/chopped tomatoes and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add rinsed lentils, vegetable stock, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil over high heat, then, reduce the heat to low, cover with a lid, and simmer for 30-45 minutes. Check the seasoning and add salt/pepper if needed.
  4. Add chopped coriander/parsley, lemon juice, give a quick stir and turn the heat off.
  5. Serve!

Frequently asked questions:

WHAT TYPE OF LENTILS ARE THE BEST FOR LENTIL SOUP?

In this recipe, I used dried green lentils, but you can use almost any kind of dried lentils; brown lentils, red lentils or yellow lentils.

CAN WE USE CANNED LENTILS TO MAKE LENTIL SOUP?

Yes, you can use canned lentil to make lentil soup. Remember to drain and wash your lentils before adding to the soup. You probably will need less time to cook them, about 15-20 cooking time in total, after boiling. If you are using canned lentils your soup will be mushy, so my recombination is to use dried lentils.

HOW TO STORE LENTIL SOUP?

Cool the soup to room temperature, then place in the fridge, covered, up to 4-5 days.

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