Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Lentil Veggie Soup

This soup makes a ton! Clay and I ate it for three or four meals. It was a great healthy veggie and lentil soup! (I think Lentils are good for you. . . ) My only suggestion would be to cook the lentils, drain them and then add to the chicken broth instead of boiling your lentils in the broth. P.S. I found this recipe on a sweet GREEN living website . . .

  • 1 quart chicken stock
  • 1 quart water
  • 2 cups red lentils - rinsed
  • 1-2T olive oil
  • 2 onions
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 5 carrots
  • 4 stalks celery
  • ½ pound potatoes
  • 2 zucchini
  • 3 diced tomatoes
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • Pinch of each of the following: Cumin, Bay leaf, Dried or fresh parsley, Oregano, Thyme


  • Bring first 4 ingredients to a boil and allow to cook for 45-60 minutes.
  • Chop together onions garlic cloves, carrots, celery, potatoes and zucchini.
  • Add vegetables into the pot.
  • Add 1 can diced tomatoes
  • Add salt, cumin, bay leaf, parsley, oregano and thyme to taste.
  • Allow to simmer 10 minutes more.
  • Serve piping hot with warm whole grain bread.

1 comment:

  1. I have THE BEST lentil soup recipe. I'll make it next time and you can compare! We'll see what you think, and yes... lentils are EXTREMELY good for us!