The Recipes

Green Lentil Soup

Sometimes you just want something warm and comforting, and that can often take a really long time.  In this soup, you'll quickly build flavor by seasoning as you go and using stock instead of water for the broth.

Helpful hint: whenever you make lentils, you need to rinse them and pick through them in case there are any rocks or stones in the mix.

Green Lentil Soup

Serves: 1     Time: 25-30 minutes     Difficulty: So easy!

INGREDIENTS:

- 1/4 small onion, diced

- 1/2 carrot, peeled and diced

- 1/2 celery rib, dived

- 1/4 bell pepper, diced

- 1 garlic clove, minced

- 1/4 c. green lentils, rinsed and picked over

- 1 1/2 c. vegetable stock

- salt

- pepper

-blended oil

DIRECTIONS:

Prepare the vegetables.  

Heat 1 T. of oil in a pot.  Add the bell pepper, onion, carrot, and celery.  Season with salt and let the vegetables sweat for 5-6 minutes.  Add the garlic and stir for a minute, then add the lentils to the pot, tossing to coat.

Add the stock to the pot and season with salt and pepper as necessary.  Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, cover, and let the soup cook according to the instructions on the lentils package, approximately 22-25 minutes.

Ladle into a bowl and serve.