lentil · soup · vegan · vegetarian

An “Everything Lentil” Soup


The more it rains in Seattle the more I crave hearty soup. Hearty soup that has lentils.

What can I say; I am addicted to lentils.

Some of my best meals have been made on the fly with no direction. No recipe. No problem. I peek in the fridge, evaluate my pantry and make a quick sketch in my head of what would work in a pot.

Is it really that simple? Yes. And this is why I love soup.

Everything Lentil Soup

  • 8 cups water/vegetable stock
  • 2-3 tablespoons EVOO
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 large carrots, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 heaping tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 sweet potato, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 head of chard/collard greens, ripped into large pieces + stems
  • 2 cups dry lentils
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • large handful dried basil and parsley


In a large soup pot, add EVOO and turn on Medium heat. Add chopped onion, carrot, celery and a pinch of salt. Cook until onion is soft, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, red pepper, potato and greens. Cook for another 5 minutes.

Add liquid, lentils and dried herbs. Bring to a boil then turn to medium/low heat and cover. Cook for an hour OR until lentils are soft.

Add dry quinoa, cover and let cook for 12-15 minutes. Taste to see if it needs more salt/pepper. Turn on heat and let sit for 10-20 minutes. Soup will be thick and delicious!



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