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!
- 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
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.