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Lentil Soup

Prep Time: About 20 mins.

Cook Time: About 1 1/2 hours

I am the soup queen. I once hosted a Soup party and called it Soupapolooza. It's maybe not terribly original, but you have to admit that this soup screams of comfort. Check it out!


  •  1 package Fakin Bacon (You could omit this, but it adds a lovely, smoky flavor)
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 3 large cloves of garlic, minced
  • Olive oil
  • 2 cups of dried lentils
  • 8 cups vegetable stock, maybe a little more to thin soup
  • 1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 3 Bay leaves
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • Pinch cloves
  • Small handful fresh parsley or a healthy sprinkle of dried
  • Scant tsp seasalt
  • Freshly Ground Pepper to taste 3 cups diced potato or half potato and half rutabaga
  1. Saute Fakin Bacon, carrots, onion, celery and garlic in enough olive oil to lightly cover the bottom of the soup pot, until golden.
  2. Combine with lentils, stock, tomatoes, herbs, salt and a healthy grind of black pepper.
  3. Cover and bring to a boil, simmering about an hour. Add potatoes and rutabaga, if using, bring to a boil and cook another 20-30 mins until potatoes are tender.
  4. Adjust seasoning. if soup is more stew-like than you desire, add more stock. 

I make this early in the afternoon and let it sit on the stove until dinner time. 

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  1. Anita Vegana
    This sounds like a hearty, healthy meal! I voted. Don't forget my article, Why Are Illegal Drugs so Harmful For the Environment?
  2. Fifi Leigh
    Fifi Leigh
    sounds good.
  3. beachgurl
    Thanks Friends! You can stir in some spinach at the end for even more nutrition if you like.
  4. Veganara
    Voted. It sounds wonderful! I made a lentil stew for dinner last night which was quite similar to this. Lentils are great, aren't they? I will try yours too though, for some variation. For another warming, hearty stew, check out my latest recipe, Repro Ratatouille, and please vote if you like it! :-)
  5. Aliza Jones
    People are getting conscious by giving up meat and I think it is best practice. I was very fond of meat especially mutton then I read article which guides me how I can give up this. Well, as a vegan, your recipe is icing on the cake for me :)
  6. samcarter
    It was funny for me to hear that you are a queen of soup:) Thus, I adore your recipe, I tried it and it's sooo tasty. Thanks a lot for it. In return, here you may find en entertaining stories for you and your kid.


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