French Lentil Soup

Six servings • One hour to prepare

Vegan French Lentil Soup

Note: Items in photo may be slightly different than recipe.

Lentil Soup
Sometimes I really prefer a French lentil to just about any other. They’re heartier and tend to hold their shape far better than their fellow lentils. If you want more whole lentils in your soup, puree just enough of the soup to add thickness, maybe 1 cup.


French Lentil Soup
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Serves: 6 servings
  • 2 tablespoons extra–virgin olive oil
  • 2 small onions, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 cups (or more) vegetable broth
  • 1¼ cups lentils, rinsed, drained
  • 1 14½–ounce can diced tomatoes in juice
  1. Heat oil in heavy large saucepan over medium–high heat. Add onions, celery, carrots, and garlic; sauté until vegetables begin to brown, about 15 minutes. Add 4 cups broth, lentils, and tomatoes with juice and bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium–low, cover, and simmer until lentils are tender, about 35 minutes.
  2. Season with salt, pepper to taste


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