This lentil soup is a comforting blend of tender lentils, aromatic vegetables, and flavorful spices simmered in a savory broth. With a medley of onions, carrots, celery, and garlic, each spoonful offers a satisfying balance of textures and rich, earthy flavors. It's a nourishing and hearty dish, perfect for chilly days.

Bon Appetit! 


1 cup dried lentils (any variety you prefer)
1 onion, finely chopped
2 carrots, diced
2 stalks celery, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes
6 cups vegetable or chicken broth
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon
Fresh parsley or cilantro for garnish (optional)


1. Prepare the Lentils: Rinse the lentils under cold water and pick out any debris.

2. Sauté Vegetables: In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion, carrots, and celery. Cook until the vegetables are softened, about 5-7 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook for an additional minute until fragrant.

3. Add Lentils and Spices: Stir in the dried lentils, diced tomatoes (with their juices), ground cumin, ground coriander, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper.

4. Simmer: Pour in the vegetable or chicken broth. Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and let it simmer uncovered for about 25-30 minutes, or until the lentils are tender.

5. Adjust Consistency: If the soup seems too thick, you can add more broth or water until it reaches your desired consistency.

6. Season and Finish: Once the lentils are tender, taste the soup and adjust the seasoning with more salt and pepper if needed. Squeeze in the juice of one lemon for brightness.

7. Serve: Ladle the soup into bowls and garnish with fresh parsley or cilantro if desired. This lentil soup is hearty, nutritious, and perfect for a cozy meal. Feel free to customize it with your favorite vegetables or spices!

Serve hot and enjoy!

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