Hearty Vegetarian Lentil Soup

Total Time
20 mins
25 mins

This comes from my favorite cookbook, Vegetarian cooking for everyone by Deborah Maddison. I LOVE this soup. It is earthy & so satisfying. I make it at least once a month and wanted to post for nutrition info! This soup gets better as it sits!

Skip to Next Recipe




  1. In soup pot, sauté onion in oil until soft.
  2. Work minced garlic into 1 teaspoon of salt to form a paste and add to onions.
  3. Mix in tomato paste. Add celery, carrot bay leaves and parley. Cook 3 minutes.
  4. Add lentils, 2 quarts of water and 1/2 tsp of salt and bring to a boil.
  5. Lower heat and simmer 25-30 minutes till everything is tender.
  6. Stir in mustard and vinegar. Garnish with celery leaves and parsley if desired.