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Easy Hearty Lentil Soup

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dinner
Keyword: chicken soup, lentil soup
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 medium carrots, chopped into 1/4" pieces
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, finely chopped
  • 1 cup green lentils
  • 1/2 cup red split lentils
  • 32 oz chicken stock*
  • 1 14.5 oz can fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 tsp dry oregano
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp dry basil
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • 1. In a 5 quart saucepan or stockpot, heat olive oil over low heat. Add celery, onion, and carrot, season with salt and pepper and cook until slightly softened and translucent, about 7 minutes.
    2. Add spices, stir to combine and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
    3. Add lentils, tomatoes, 1 tbsp vinegar (reserve 1/2 tbsp for end of cooking) and chicken stock- turn heat to high and bring to a boil. Return heat to low and cover, cook on low until soup is thickened and lentils are fully cooked, 45 minutes to 1 hour.
    4. Finish soup with salt and pepper to taste, stir in reserved 1/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar and serve!