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Lentil Soup

by Vincent
Lentils Soup

Nothing more satisfying on a cold winter day than a nice and comforting lentil soup.

This lentil soup is a meal in itself! You can enjoy it by itself or with a nice piece of crusty bread.

The sundried tomatoes add a nice tang to the soup and the touch of lemon at the end add a nice balance of acidity to complement the richness of the lentils. I like to use my leftover fresh parmesan rinds to add extra flavor to the soup. If you don’t have one handy, use a chunk of parmesan instead!

Lentils Soup

Lentils Soup

Serves: 6 Prep Time: Cooking Time: Total Time: Method: Cooked Diet: LowFat
Nutrition facts: 247 calories 5.3 g fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 2 voted )


  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium zucchini cut in quarters lengthwise and chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, halved lengthwise and chopped
  • 2 yellow onions, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • ½ cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained
  • 1 19 oz can cannellini beans, rinsed
  • 1 cup of dry brown lentils
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Thyme
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground pepper
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley for garnish
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp parsley stems, chopped
  • 1 parmesan rind or 1 inch piece


  1. Bring a pot to a low heat with olive oil and fry the onions until browned 3-4 min
  2. Add garlic, and cook for 1 minute until fragrant
  3. Add carrots and zucchini and cook for 3-4 minutes until tender
  4. Add tomato paste and sun dried tomatoes and mix until vegetables are well coated for 1 minute
  5. Add lentils, broth, water, thyme and parsley stems and bring to a boil
  6. Add the parmesan cheese piece to the pot.
  7. Cover, Simmer 30 min or until lentils are tender
  8. Meanwhile, rinse the cannellini beans. 
  9. Add the cannellini to soup once lentils are cooked and let everything warm through. Add a bit of water if there isn’t enough liquid left
  10. Serve with a drop of lemon juice, olive oil and sprinkled fresh parsley.
  11. Excellent with a piece of crusty bread!
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