Easy Lentil Vegetable Soup

Serves 6-8


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups diced carrots
  • 2 cups diced celery
  • 11/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup green lentils, dry
  • 7 cups vegetable broth
  • Fresh parsley, for garnish (optional)


Heat a large pot over medium heat and add olive oil and onion. Cook onion until tender, about 3 minutes. Next add the garlic, carrots, celery and all the spices. Cook vegetable mixture for about 7 minutes, and then add in the lentils and vegetable broth.

Bring soup to a simmer, and simmer until vegetables are cooked through and lentils are done, about 30 minutes. Serve immediately or reheat before serving. Top with fresh parsley if desired.

Nutritional Analysis:
Calories: 120, Carbohydrates: 20g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 1.5g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 1100mg, Fiber: 4g