Mediterranean Lentil Soup (Recipe)

Jan 11, 2022

Mediterranean Lentil Soup (Recipe)


✅ 2 tbsp olive oil, for sautéing (may use a splash of water if avoiding oil)

✅ 1 cup diced onion

✅ 2 cloves garlic, minced

✅ 1 cup diced carrots

✅ 1 cup diced celery

✅ 1 bay leaf
✅ 1 teaspoon dried thyme

✅ 1 1/2 cups gold potato, diced (or white or red potato)

✅ 2 cups lentils, brown or green

✅ 5 cups vegetable broth, or water

✅ 1 cup fresh spinach, roughly chopped

✅ salt and pepper, to taste


1️⃣ In a large soup pot, heat 2 tbsp olive oil over medium heat. Add carrots, celery, onion and 1 tsp salt, cook for 3-5 minutes, until onion is translucent and vegetables begin to soften.

2️⃣ Add garlic, tomato paste, cumin, coriander and chili flakes. Sauté for another 2 minutes, until tomato paste begins to caramelize and turn a deep red and the spices are fragrant.

3️⃣ Add the water, lentils, bay leaves and remaining salt to the pot. Cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes, until lentils are tender. Remove bay leaves, stir in lemon juice and remaining olive oil. Serve with parsley sprinkled on top.


Servings : 6
Ready in : 31 minutes
Course : Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish

Calories: 268kcal

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