IN THE KITCHEN: EASY LENTIL SOUP

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Let me start by saying that I never even tried lentils until probably about two years ago.  I always knew that they were good for me, but never actually tried them – they always had a strange stigma attached to them, similar to people’s thoughts on Brussels sprouts, until you try them and love them!  That’s how I always felt about lentils, and I also always assumed they were such a process to make, but I was so wrong.  This easy lentil soup took me under 15 minutes, cost me under $15 and was so easy to make and it’s so healthy!  I hope you try it, too!

Let’s get started!

TOTAL TIME: Under 15 minutes

TOTAL COST: Under $15

TOTAL SERVINGS: Approx. 8 bowls of soup

 

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

Dutch Oven/Large Sauce Pan (I use this one)

 

INGREDIENTS

1 garlic clove, chopped

1 white onion, chopped

1 carrot, chopped

1 stalk celery, chopped

1 can diced tomatoes (14.5 oz)

1 (32 oz) container low-sodium vegetable broth

2 cups lentils (I used green)

salt and pepper to taste

 



LET’S DO THIS

In dutch oven, add olive oil and garlic.  Cook garlic for about 1 minute or until you can smell it, do not let it burn!  Add onion, carrots and celery.  Cook until onion is translucent and veggies are soft (about 3-4 minutes).

Add tomatoes, broth and lentils.   Bring to a boil (about 10 minutes) then let simmer for 30-45 minutes or until you are ready to serve.

BONUS TIP: Trader Joe’s makes a Mirapoie (mixture of chopped onion, carrot and celery) already done for only $2.99!  Grab and use that to save time and money!

 

Enjoy!

 




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Jaimie is an East Coast Lifestyle Blogger.

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