Heartwarming Homemade Lentil Soup

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 35 mins

This recipe, which was adapted from Linda Fraser's collection of vegetarian recipes, is easy to make and freezes well. During the winter I eat it almost once a week.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. heat olive oil in large stock pot over medium heat.
  2. add diced onion to pot and saute for 3 minutes.
  3. add diced celery and carrot to onion and saute another 3 minutes.
  4. add lentils to pot and saute 1 minute.
  5. add tomatoes, stock, herbs, and pepper to pot.
  6. bring pot to a boil.
  7. lower heat to medium low and cover.
  8. simmer until lentils are cooked, approximately 25 or 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  9. remove pot from heat, uncover, and allow contents to cool.
  10. using food processor or hand-held blender, puree approximately 1/2 the contents of the pot.
  11. return puree to pot, stir, and heat through.
  12. serve with crusty bread.


Most Helpful

This is a very traditional arabic soup. My sister in law uses this same recipe. I think it's an absolute treat. It's a very thick & hearty soup that's good as a light meal or as a starter. It's fast, easy & very tasty!!

zorisamarrai August 03, 2005

Nice Easy Recipe,I addded Indian curry flavoured Tomatoes and a dash of Tabasco instead of plain and garnished it before serving with freshly chopped coriander.Absolutely delicious Thank you.

Norahs Girl June 04, 2005

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