Delicious Lentil Soup

Delicious Lentil Soup

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, chopped
3 carrots, peeled and chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
4 kale leaves, chopped
1 tablespoon tomato paste
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 (14 1/2 oz.) can diced tomatoes
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon rosemary leaves
chopped1 ½ cups lentils
rinsed and picked over 6 cups vegetable broth/stock
preferably homemade 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
to taste 1 tablespoon fresh scallions
garnish (optional)

  • Heat olive oil in a large heavy bottom pot over medium heat. Add onions, carrots, and celery and cook until they are softened, 5-7 minutes.
  • Stir in the tomato paste and cook for a minute.
  • Add garlic and cook for 1 more minute.
  • Stir in the tomatoes, bay leaf, and rosemary. Cook until fragrant, 1-2 minutes.
  • Add lentils, salt and pepper. Give it a big stir to make sure that everything is mixed.
  • Pour in the vegetable stock, turn the heat up to medium-high, put the lid on and bring it to a boil. Once boiled, turn down the heat to low and let it simmer for 25-30 minutes.
  • Add kale leaves and cook for more 6-7 minutes.
  • Right before serving, take out the bay leaf and stir in the balsamic vinegar and chopped scallions.
  • Pour the soup in individual bowls and garnish it with more scallions.


Source: Adapted from foolproofliving.com

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