My favorite lentil soup...

Friday, October 26, 2012

If you are looking for a really delicious and really easy recipe, I have one for you... and let me tell you it is amazing. Lentil soup may freak you out but trust me, my husband even loves it! It is an Alton Brown recipe and it is a part of our meal rotation. Here is what you'll need...

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped carrot
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 pound lentils, picked and rinsed
  • 1 cup peeled and chopped tomatoes
  • 2 quarts chicken or vegetable broth (I usually use vegetable)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground toasted cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper

(Excuse the pics... I took them with my hubby's iPhone)

First chop up the carrot, onion and celery and add to the olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. You will cook these for about 6-7 minutes or until the onions are translucent. 

Next, add all of the other ingredients (tomatoes, lentils, broth and spices... 

I have used vegetable and chicken broth before, and both are delish. 

And bring just to a boil, then cover and simmer on low heat until lintels are tender, it takes me 45 minutes. Lastly, using a stick blender ( I don't have one, I just take a masher and start mashing) and puree until your preferred consistency. 

Serve immediately and enjoy this HEALTHY, DELICIOUS, PERFECTLY FALL meal.


  1. Alton is my fav!! You should look up his roasted turkey recipe if you're ever in need of cooking a whole bird. It is heavenly! I'll have to try this soup this week! I'll let you know how we like it :)

  2. Looks delish! Putting it on my short list. Loved the pics of your sweet little sock monkeys! Love to you guys.


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