Green Lentil Soup – a quick and easy recipe

Lentil soup is a great way to warm up on a cold winter day. It only takes 30-40minutes and costs less than $5!

Green Lentil Soup :

  • 4 strips of bacon
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 cups green lentils
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 cups chicken stock (optional)
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 2 small carrots

Start by cutting the bacon into small strips. In a medium sized pot cook the bacon over medium heat. Once it starts to brown add the onion and garlic and cook until the onion turns translucent. Add the lentils, stock, water, bay leaves and salt. Bring to a simmer and then cook on low heat until the lentils are completely softened, about 25 minutes. In the meantime peel and dice the carrots and dice the celery and set aside. Remove the bay leaves and discard. Puree the lentils in the blender and return them to the pot. Adjust the consistency by adding more water if necessary. Add the diced carrot and celery and simmer another few minutes, until they are tender.

Makes 4 portions. This soup can be kept in the fridge up to 5 days and freezes well. Enjoy!


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