Green Lentil Soup

READY IN: 1hr 45mins
Recipe by ratherbeswimmin

In '300 Sensational Soups' by Carla Snyder and Meredith Deeds

Top Review by MomtheChef

This recipe was easy and really good. I however made mine vegitarian. I used vegetable to saute my vegetalbes. I also sauted some bacon on the side for those who wanted meat. Very good soup. I will use this recipe many times over!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a big soup pot, saute bacon over medium heat until browned and crispy; about 5 minutes.
  2. Remove with a slotted spoon to a plate lined with paper towels; set aside.
  3. Add in garlic, celery, onion, carrot, bay leaves, and thyme to the pot; saute until vegetables are softened, about 6 minutes.
  4. Add in lentils, stock, and tomatoes w/ juice; bring to a boil.
  5. Decrease heat and simmer until lentils are tender, about 45 minutes.
  6. Thin with a little more stock, if needed, and simmer for 5 minutes, or until hot.
  7. Discard bay leaves; season to taste with salt and pepper.
  8. Ladle into heated bowls and garnish with reserved bacon.

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