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This Easy-To-Make Veggie-Lentil Soup Will Rock Your World

Veggie Lentil Soup

I whipped up this vegetable lentil soup with basic soup-making ingredients — onions, carrots, celery, potatoes, and lentils. It’s very easy to make, and it will delight both the meat-eaters and vegetarians in your life.

Category Side Dish, Soup, Vegetarian
Compliance Level Kickstart, Lifestyle
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 8
Author Niki Gruttadauria

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 1/2 cups onion chopped
  • 7 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cups carrots chopped
  • 2 cups celery chopped
  • 1 large potato chopped (2 3/4 cups)
  • 1 large sweet potato chopped (2 3/4 cups)
  • 6 oz. can tomato paste
  • 8 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 cup raw red lentils or any color lentils you prefer

Instructions

  1. Heat butter and extra virgin olive oil in saucepan on medium heat.
  2. Add garlic, onion, carrots, celery, potato, and sweet potato to saucepan. Saute vegetables on medium heat until cooked through.
  3. Add tomato paste to vegetables mixture. Blend. Let mixture cook for two to five minutes on medium heat, stirring every minute to avoid burning.
  4. Add vegetable stock and lentils. Stir.
  5. Bring mixture to a boil.
  6. Reduce heat to low, allowing mixture to simmer for 30 minutes. Stirring every 5 minutes. This will allow the soup time to thicken.
  7. Enjoy!