50 minutes Dinner

Hearty lentil and vegetable soup

Makes: four servings
Makes: four servings

Ingredients

  • 1 yellow onion
  • 4 carrots
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 sticks celery
  • 1 ½ tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 ⅓ cups green lentils (dry)
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 ¾ tsp cumin
  • 1 ¾ tsp dried oregano
  • 1 ⅓ cups canned diced tomatoes
  • 5 ⅓ cups vegetable broth

Steps

  1. Peel and dice onion and carrot . Heat olive oil in a pot over medium heat. Add onion and carrot and cook 4 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, coarsely chop celery . Add to the pot along with garlic and cook 4 minutes more.

  3. Add lentils , smoked paprika , cumin and dried oregano , along with a generous pinch of salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Add diced tomatoes and broth . Stir once more, then reduce heat to medium-low and cover. Simmer 30 minutes, or until lentils have softened. (Add more liquid if needed.)

  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste and divide into bowls.