Lentil Soup

A delicious and easy legume soup to prepare!

Lentil Soup
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook time: 1 hour
Yield: 2 quarts (8 servings)


  • 1 cup dry lentils
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon salt, (or VegeSal)
  • ⅛ teaspoon thyme
  • ⅛ teaspoon oregano
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, grated or chopped
  • ¼ cup parsley, minced (optional)
  • 1 large potato, chopped (or 2 medium red potatoes)
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1 - 15 oz. can tomatoes, diced (or 1 or 2 chopped tomatoes)


Cooking items needed

  • large pot
  • wooden spoon
  • knife
  • food chopper (optional)
  • grater (optional)
  • potato peeler
  • strainer


  1. Rinse the lentils in cool water and drain.
  2. Put lentils in pot and add 5 cups of water.
  3. Add chopped onion, carrot, minced parsley, chopped potato, oil, diced tomatoes and seasonings to the lentils.
  4. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce the heat to low and cook for 45 minutes or until tender.

Delicious served with corn bread or whole wheat rolls/bread.


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