Recipe For Making Lentils: The Soup To Eat All Year Round

By liliaturcin5

The happiness of enjoying a good soup when the temperatures cool down… A simple and healthy happiness, which is good for the heart and the body. Lentil soup is a hot and comforting dish of Mediterranean origin, which is easy to prepare and very feeding. Lentils, rich in vegetable protein and fibre, are cooked with vegetables such as onions, garlic, carrots and celery, then seasoned with spices such as cumin, paprika and turmeric. This soup is often served with fresh bread and can be topped with fresh cream or yogurt for added flavor. Here is a simple recipe to prepare a delicious lentil soup at home.

Below we suggest how to make a wonderful classic lentil soup.

You need:

  • 500 grams of lentils
  • 1 carrot
  • half onion
  • 1 stalk of celery
  • 700ml vegetable stock or water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt


  1. Start by chopping the onion, carrot and celery to make a paste that you put in a heavy bottomed saucepan with a little olive oil.
  2. Sauté for two or three minutes, until the onion has become transparent.
  3. Add the lentils and cook for a few minutes, then cover them with hot broth and add the bay leaf.
  4. The lentils should cook for about 30 minutes, although this may vary depending on the type of lentil. If cooked in a pressure cooker, 15 minutes will suffice.
  5. While cooking, make sure the liquid is not absorbed, adding more if necessary.