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Vegetarian Lentil Soup

During cold or cool weather, winter or fall it’s always comforting a nice and tasteful soup. I love lentils. I can have it in any presentation anytime, to be honest. But I must admit it tastes even better when we are cold. I learned to make this vegetarian lentil soup with my mom and it gets better every time.

Vegetarian Lentil Soup

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We are not vegetarian… AT ALL! But at least once a week we like to have a vegetarian day. No meat of any kind. This kind of day we make lentils, beans, pasta with vegetarian sauce, that kind of food. It always makes us feel so good. There is no need to have animal food every day, right?

This soup is absolutely easy to make and can be ready in about 40 minutes*. Hope you enjoy it!

Ingredients:

  • Lentils
  • Onion finely chopped
  • Red and green bell pepper finely chopped
  • Celery finely chopped
  • Green onion finely chopped
  • Carrot finely chopped
  • Garlic cloves {or to taste}
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Cumin {or more if like}
  • Cinnamon
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cilantro as a garnish.

Directions: 

In a medium-large pot over medium-high heat let’s cook the lentil with water about ¾ of the pot. You can ad the salt here but in my experience, it takes longer to cook the lentils. Mix every now and then and let the water reduce as the lentils are cooked.

Personally more than keeping a strict time once it passes the 20 minutes I check the lentils pressing a grain with my fingers. When it’s a bit soft, I considerer it ready.

While the lentils are cooking, in a medium frying pan over high heat, stir the olive oil and garlic and mix while it gets hot.

Before garlic starts to get golden, Stir in the onions and celery, mix well until the onion gets a bit transparent. Add in the rest of the vegetables and mix. Sauté for about 3-5 minutes, moving the pan or mixing.

Add in the salt pepper, cinnamon and cumin. Mix for another couple of minutes and add this mixture to the Lentils, which should already have half the amount of water and a little bit thicker.

Mix all and let it cook for 10 more minutes. Turn off the heat. Let it rest for a few minutes.

Serve and enjoy.

If you like the scent of cilantro, add some to each plate. It’s SOOO delicious!

*Time is approximate it could take a bit more or a bit less.

Well, hope you like our vegetarian lentil soup. It’s so comforting, delicious and flavorful!!!

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Vegetarian Lentil Soup

A delicious and comforting Soup recipe mixing the flavors of delicious seasoning and lentils for a perfect night family dinner!
Course Soup
Cuisine Traditional
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Author Camila Rojas

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of clan lentils
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • ¼ medium red and green bell pepper finely chopped
  • 1 stick celery finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp green onion finely chopped
  • 1 medium carrot finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves {or to taste}
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp or cumin {or more if like}
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cilantro as garnish.

Instructions

  1. In a medium-large pot over medium-high heat let’s cook the lentil with water about ¾ of the pot. You can ad the salt here but in my experience it takes longer to cook the lentils. Mix every now and then and let the water reduce as the lentils are cooked.
  2. Personally more than keeping a strict time once it passes the 20 minutes I check the lentils pressing a grain with my fingers. When it’s a bit soft, I considerer it ready.
  3. While the lentils are cooking, in a medium frying pan over high heat, stir the olive oil and garlic and mix while it gets hot.
  4. Before garlic start to get golden, Stir in the onions and celery, mix well until onion gets a bit transparent. Add in the rest of the vegetables and mix. Sauté for about 3-5 minutes, moving the pan or mixing.
  5. Add in the salt pepper, cinnamon and cumin. Mix for another couple minutes and add this mixture to the Lentils, which should already have half the amount of water and a little bit thicker.
  6. Mix all and let it cook for 10 more minutes. Turn off the heat. Let it rest for a few minutes.
  7. Serve and enjoy.
  8. If you like the scent of cilantro, add some to each plate. It’s SOOO delicious!
  9. *Time is aproximate it could take a bit more or a bit less.
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 Let me know your thoughts in the comments!

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Til' next time...

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7 Comments

    1. Oops sorryyyyyy, that was atypo. It’s clean lentils…. sorry and thank you for point that out! It’s fixed now!
      Glad you like the soup!
      Hugs

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