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Hearty Lentil Soup – Recipe

Lentil Soup 2Lentils are very rich in numerous vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

Hearty Lentil soup is a perfect comfort food anytime, but it sure hits the spot on cold days.

I will share the list, but for more information I suggest you visit the site where I found 5 reasons for eating lentils:

  1. Protect Your Digestive System – high in fiber
  2. Protect Your Heart – significant amount of folate and magnesium
  3. Stabilize your Blood Sugar – full of complex carbohydrates
  4. High in Protein – 25%
  5. Important Minerals and Antioxidants –  iron, magnesium, zinc, vitamin A and C

They also mention that those who suffer from gout or kidney problems, should limit, or avoid lentils.

This recipe yields 8-10 servings.

Hearty Lentil Soup – Recipe

Hearty Lentil Soup – Recipe


  • 1.5 cups of Lentil beans, rinsed and picked over
  • 32 oz. Broth, or more if you prefer more liquidy soup (chicken, beef, or vegetable)
  • 2 Tbs. canola oil, or butter
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 2 Celery stalks, chopped
  • 3 Carrots, shredded on a large eye grater
  • 3 Garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. Sun-Dried Tomatoes, chopped
  • 1.5 cups Dry White Wine
  • 1 tsp. Thyme, dried
  • 1 tsp. Paprika
  • 1 tsp. Oregano
  • 1 tsp. Cumin
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1/2 cup Flat Leaf Italian Parsley, chopped
  • Salt and Black Pepper to taste


  1. Heat oil,or butter, in a large saucepan, and saute onions until translucent.
  2. Add celery and carrots, and saute until wilted, then add garlic, and saute another minute.
  3. Use a 6 quart stock pot to heat up the broth.
  4. Add the sauteed vegetables, bay leaf, Sun-Dried tomatoes, Paprika, Oregano, Cumin, Thyme, salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Bring to boil, add lentils, and simmer until lentils are cooked, about 30 minutes.
  6. Add wine, and simmer couple of minutes.
  7. Add chopped parsley, and serve.

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