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
- 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.
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 🙂