Mellow Lentil Soup

AuthorpadminCategoryDifficultyBeginner

Serve with Pizza Focaccia and a generous salad for a complete meal.

Yields6 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time35 minsTotal Time50 mins

 2 tbsp olive oil
 1 cup onion, diced
 1 cup celery, diced
 ¾ cup carrots, diced
 3 large cloves garlic, minced
 freshly ground black pepper
 ½ tsp sea salt
 ¾ tsp curry powder
 1 tsp paprika
 ¼ tsp dried thyme
 2 cups dry red lentils
 3 cups vegetable stock
 4 cups water
 2 tsp fresh rosemary, chopped
 2 cups apple cider vinegar

1

In a large pot on medium heat, add oil, onion, celery, carrots, garlic, salt, pepper, curry powder, paprika, and dried thyme and stir to combine.

2

Cover and cook for 7–8 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3

Rinse lentils. Add lentils, stock, and water and stir to combine. Increase heat to bring mixture to a boil.

4

Once boiling, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 12–15 minutes.

5

Add rosemary and simmer for another 8–10 minutes or more, until lentils are completely softened.

6

Stir in vinegar, season to taste with additional salt and black pepper if desired.

Ingredients

 2 tbsp olive oil
 1 cup onion, diced
 1 cup celery, diced
 ¾ cup carrots, diced
 3 large cloves garlic, minced
 freshly ground black pepper
 ½ tsp sea salt
 ¾ tsp curry powder
 1 tsp paprika
 ¼ tsp dried thyme
 2 cups dry red lentils
 3 cups vegetable stock
 4 cups water
 2 tsp fresh rosemary, chopped
 2 cups apple cider vinegar

Directions

1

In a large pot on medium heat, add oil, onion, celery, carrots, garlic, salt, pepper, curry powder, paprika, and dried thyme and stir to combine.

2

Cover and cook for 7–8 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3

Rinse lentils. Add lentils, stock, and water and stir to combine. Increase heat to bring mixture to a boil.

4

Once boiling, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 12–15 minutes.

5

Add rosemary and simmer for another 8–10 minutes or more, until lentils are completely softened.

6

Stir in vinegar, season to taste with additional salt and black pepper if desired.

Mellow Lentil Soup