Funky Vegetarian Lentil Soup

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Sheepie87

I was checking out some recipes for lentil soup on Zaar but I just kept adding things to the pot. This is the result! I'm pretty sure it's vegtarian, anyway! The spices are VERY approximate, I just throw stuff in until it's to my liking.

Top Review by amybarran

Delicious, simple soup. Thank you so much!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Roughly chop the garlic, carrots, and onion.
  2. Heat a large saucepan and add olive oil.
  3. Heat the olive oil until it moves quickly across the pan.
  4. Add the garlic, carrots, onion, cayenne, bayleaf, salt, paprika, and thyme.
  5. Sauté for approximately five minutes or until fragrant.
  6. Add the lentils and give a good stir so that they are coated along with the veggies.
  7. Add 4 cups water, reserving the rest in case the soup becomes too thick.
  8. Bring to a boil, then simmer for approximately 35 minutes.
  9. Take off the heat, and blend soup with an immersion blender or with a stand blender. (If using a countertop blender, blend in batches and be sure to vent the cover!).
  10. Adjust seasonings as needed.

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