Lentil Soup: A Cozy and Nutritious Comfort


Dive into the warmth and comfort of this Lentil Soup, a hearty and healthy choice for any day. Packed with nutritious lentils, a variety of vegetables, and aromatic herbs, this soup is not only satisfying but also incredibly flavorful. It's the perfect meal to cozy up with on a chilly day or to enjoy as a nourishing light dinner.

Lentil Soup: A Cozy and Nutritious Comfort

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour

Number of Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 6
  • Serving Size: Approximately 1.5 cups


  • 200 grams (7 ounces) dry lentils, rinsed
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1.5 liters (6 cups) vegetable broth
  • 400 grams (14 ounces) canned tomatoes, diced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 30 ml (2 tablespoons) olive oil
  • Fresh parsley, chopped for garnish

Method of Preparation

  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onions, carrots, and celery, and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in garlic, cumin, thyme, and paprika, and cook for another minute.
  3. Add the lentils, vegetable broth, and diced tomatoes. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, covered, for about 30-40 minutes, or until lentils are tender.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Optionally, use an immersion blender to partially blend the soup for a thicker consistency.
  6. Serve hot, garnished with fresh parsley.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Soak lentils beforehand to reduce cooking time.
  • Adjust the consistency by adding more broth or water if needed.
  • Include other vegetables like potatoes or spinach for more variety.


  • Can I use a different type of lentil? Yes, but cooking times may vary. Green and brown lentils hold their shape well in this soup.
  • Can I freeze this soup? Absolutely, it freezes well. Thaw and reheat on the stove or in the microwave.
  • Can I make this soup in a slow cooker? Yes, combine all ingredients in the slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours.