Try This Heartwarming Lentil Soup

Lentil Soup
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Are you ready to embrace a bowl of warmth and nutrition? Dive into the heartwarming world of homemade lentil soup, a comforting dish that’s not only delicious but also packed with protein and essential nutrients. Here’s a recipe to make a supremely hearty lentil soup.


  • 1 cup of dried green or brown lentils
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 tin of diced tomatoes
  • 6 cups of vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • 2 cups of spinach or kale
  • Juice of one lemon (optional)
  • Olive oil for sautéing


  1. In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add diced onion, carrots, and celery. Sauté until vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes. Add minced garlic and continue to sauté for an additional minute until fragrant.
  2. Pour in the vegetable broth, diced tomatoes (with their juice), and rinsed lentils. Stir in cumin, smoked paprika, dried thyme, salt, and pepper.
  3. Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until the lentils are tender. Add chopped spinach or kale to the soup and cook for an additional 5 minutes until the greens are wilted.
  4. Adjust seasoning to taste and squeeze in lemon juice if desired for a bright, refreshing finish. Serve your lentil soup hot, garnished with fresh herbs or a drizzle of olive oil.