Sometimes you just need to get back to the basics! Lentil soup is classic and so easy to make and so yummy in your tummy! Once you get this down, next time, try tinkering around with the spices, add more or different vegetables, use different lentils. Play with it until you make it your own!
Classic, Basic Lentil Soup Recipe
Serves 4, vegan
- 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
- 2 ribs of celery, chopped
- 1 Tb olive oil
- 1 tsp thyme
- 1 tsp sage
- 1 tsp marjoram
- garlic to taste (or hing)
- 2-3 bay leaves
- 1 cup of dried lentils
- 5 cups of water
- sea salt & black pepper to taste
In a soup pot, on medium heat, add olive oil and spices and garlic and saute for 1 minute. Add chopped veggies. Saute for for a few minutes. Add bay leaves and lentils, stir for a few minutes and then add water. Turn down heat and let simmer for about 30-40 minutes (depends on the kind lentils you use, they should be soft, but not falling apart, when done), stirring occaisionally. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve over rice or with hot, crusty bread!