Vegan Lentil Soup

Vegan Lentil Soup:

*Prep Time:  10 min.  *Cook Time: 30-45 min.  *Difficulty:  Easy  *Servings: 4-6 


Ingredients:

  • 2 c. Dry Lentils, rinsed 
  • 2 Carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 2 Stalks of Celery, diced
  • 1 Onion, diced
  • 4-6 Cloves of Garlic, minced
  • 4 c. Vegetable Stock
  • 2 c. Water
  • 1 tsp. Cumin
  • 1 tsp. Smoked Paprika
  • 1 15 oz. Can of Diced Tomatoes
  • 2 tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 2-3 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Directions:
  1. Rinse the lentils and sort through them, making sure there are no small pebbles in them. 
  2. Place a  heavy bottomed pot over medium/high heat and add the oil.  Allow the pot to get hot. 
  3. Add the carrots, onion, and celery to the pot and cook until soft and tender, about 2-3 minutes. 
  4. Season with salt, pepper, cumin, and smoked paprika.  Stir and cook for 1-2 minutes. 
  5. Add the vegetable stock and water. 
  6. Add the can of diced tomatoes. 
  7. Add the lentils.
  8. Add a little more salt and peppers
  9. Bring to a boil, lower to a simmer, cover, and cook for 30-45 minutes.  
  10. Serve and Enjoy!