Lentil Soup

There is something so therapeutic about making soup. Maybe it is the act of chopping the vegetables. Or, it could quite possibly be the aroma of the different elements of flavor boiling in one large pot. Your nose gets a whiff of the different flavor elements wafting through your kitchen. Making a healthy soup recipe is therapeutic for the mind, body, and soul. 

This Lentil Soup is vegan. I have seen some Lentil Soup recipes that are made with chicken broth. However, most are made with vegetable broth or water. This one is made with vegetable broth. 

Lentil Soup

4 from 2 votes
Recipe by Madison Amara Course: Appetizers, MainCuisine: MediterraneanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons 2 extra virgin olive oil

  • 2 2 large carrots, diced

  • 2 2 stalks celery, chopped

  • 1 1 small onion, diced

  • 2 tablespoons 2 garlic powder

  • 2 teaspoons 2 Italian seasoning

  • 14 ounces 14 diced tomatoes

  • 2 cups 2 dry lentils

  • 8 cups 8 vegetable broth

  • Salt and pepper, to taste

  • 1 cup 1 kale, chopped

Directions

  • In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add carrots, celery, and onion. Saute for 5 to 6 minutes.
  • Next, add garlic powder, Italian seasoning, diced tomatoes, lentils, vegetable broth, salt and pepper, to taste. Bring to a boil and then reduce to low heat to simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Add chopped kale and cook until slightly wilted.
  • Serve with crackers or bread and Enjoy! 

This soup is quite therapeutic to make. It’s also easy to whip up. Just be prepared to do a bit of slicing, chopping, and dicing. I find that part to be quite fun. Do you like chopping vegetables? If you find chopping vegetables to be a bit tedious, then you can always purchase your veggies pre-chopped from your local market.

The ingredients that you will need to make this delicious soup are 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, 2 large diced carrots, 2 stalks of chopped celery, 1 small diced onion, 2 tablespoons of garlic powder, 2 teaspoons of dried Italian seasoning, 14 ounces of diced tomatoes, 2 cups of dry lentils, 8 cups of vegetable broth, Salt and pepper, to taste and 1 cup of chopped kale. 

To make this Lentil Soup, grab out a large pot. Heat your olive oil over medium heat. Add the diced carrots, chopped celery, and diced onion. Saute them for about 5 to 6 minutes. Next, add the garlic powder, Italian seasoning, diced tomatoes, lentils, vegetable broth, salt, and pepper, to taste. Stir everything together and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes. Add the chopped kale and continue to simmer the soup until the kale is slightly wilted. Serve with crackers or bread and Enjoy! 

There is not too much required when it comes to making this Lentil Soup! My hope for you is that you find it therapeutic to make. Serve you and your loved ones a hearty helping. Or, if you are just making it for yourself, the great part about that is you will have plenty of leftovers. Curl up on the sofa with a good television program and slurp, slurp, slurp away! Until, next time, folks. Now, get to cooking and Enjoy! 

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