Tonight’s Dinner Recipe: Lentil soup

One of my favorite and frugal recipes is lentil soup! It’s delicious and filled with healthy, nourishing vegetables and easy to make. I made up a big pot full tonight for dinner that will last for a few days. It’s nice to have a few meals already made.

Recipe: Lentil Soup

Serves 6-8

  • 1/2 white or yellow onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1 large russet potato, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1/3 cup tomato paste
  • 1.5 cups green lentils, rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (optional)
  • 4 bouillon cubes, vegetable or chicken flavored
  • 8 cups water

Using a cutting board, carefully prepare all the vegetables and add them to a large stockpot (I use a 6 quart stockpot). Then add the rinsed lentils.

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Next add the water, olive oil and bouillon cubes


Bring to a boil and let simmer for an hour, or until the lentils are tender. Don’t mind the time on the clock 🙂 I didn’t start cooking the soup until about 6:45, I simply prepared it early 🙂



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