Green Lentils Soup

Lentil Soup

This is a fairly easy dish, but not a fast one.  Set aside at least an 1.5 hours for this. 10 minutes to prep, another 15-20 minutes to caramelize the onions (this is a very important step that should not be skipped), and the last 45 minutes or so is cooking. It is delicious, it is healthy, it is vegan and/vegetarian.  This easily makes enough for 4-5 people.


  • 1.5 cups green lentils
  • 3 Cups chicken or garlic broth
  • 2 cups spring water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 large chopped carrot
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 celery ribs
  • 1 large or 2 small onions
  • 2 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small potato, diced
  • 1/2 fresh lemon
  • Cilantro, chopped for garnish


  1. Finely dice or chop the onions, add to a Dutch oven or heavy pot with the olive oil with the salt. Caramelize until brown but not burned
  2. Add in chopped or finely diced carrots and celery
  3. Rinse lentils and add to pot with 3 cups of broth and the 2 cups of water, cumin and pepper.
  4. Add 2 bay leaves, bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer.
  5. Add in 1 small potato diced.
  6. Cook until tender.
  7. GENTLY blend or mash a SMALL portion to thicken with a potato masher or hand blender.
  8. Serve with fresh chopped cilantro