hearty (vegan) lentil soup

hearty (vegan) lentil soup

hearty (vegan) lentil soup

There is nothing like soup to warm you on a cold day (hello 10 degrees this morning).  I thought I would share a winter staple with you; my vegan lentil soup. It’s packed with protein and will fill you up! You can make a huge batch if you like and keep some handy in the fridge (just double this recipe).

Serves 4 -6

What you’ll need:

2 cups lentils, rinsed
9 cups water
1 cup chopped onion 2 cups chopped celery 2 cups chopped carrots
5 tablespoons snipped cilantro
4 cloves garlic, minced 2 ½  teaspoons salt ½ teaspoon dried oregano flakes
1 tablespoon olive oil

How to make it:

In a large stock pot, place lentils, water and all other ingredients except for the carrots. Cover and simmer for 1 hour, then add carrots. Simmer, covered, for another hour, and then serve with a sprig of cilantro (or parsley if you prefer ).

I served mine with a honey cornbread from a mix, and it was so good! Looking for some other hearty soups? Check the one I posted last year here.

Have a cozy weekend!