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Perfect Lentil Soup

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8
Calories 128kcal
Author Lauren Goslin

Ingredients

  • 2 T. butter coconut oil, or olive oil
  • 1 c. yellow onion chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves about 1 T., minced
  • 2 medium carrots chopped
  • 2 celery stalks chopped
  • 3/4 c. lentils French, green, or brown all work
  • 1/2 t. cumin
  • 1/2 t. dried thyme
  • 6 c. water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 T. tomato paste
  • 3/4 t. sea salt plus more to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • 3 T. fresh parsley chopped
  • 2 t. red wine or apple cider vinegar
  • freshly grated parmesan optional, for serving

Instructions

  • Heat the butter or oil in a large pot.
  • Add the onion and saute for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the carrot and celery, and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add the garlic, and cook for 30 seconds, just to bring out the flavor.
  • Stir in the lentils and spices.
  • Add the water, tomato paste, salt, and bay leaf.
  • Stir everything, and bring it all to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat to a simmer, and let the soup cook for about 45-60 minutes (uncovered), until lentils are tender, but not mushy.
  • Stir in the parsley and vinegar.
  • Serve with freshly grated parmesan, if desired.

Notes

Nutrition facts are based on using olive oil and apple cider vinegar. Weight Watchers points (new system): 3

Nutrition

Serving: 8g | Calories: 128kcal | Carbohydrates: 17.4g | Protein: 6.7g | Fat: 3.9g | Saturated Fat: 0.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.4g | Sodium: 255mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 1.8g