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BEST Ever Lentil Soup

Healthy Lentil Soup

Simple Healthy Lentil Soup

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Healthy Lentil Soup

Simple Healthy Lentil Soup

This soup is wonderful!   It is very economical, healthy, gluten free and easily made vegetarian.  

Serve with my Whole Wheat Muffins for a tummy pleasing meal.

BEST Ever Lentil Soup


8 cups water, more if needed

2/3 cup lentils

1/2 cup brown rice, uncooked

1 tsp garlic powder 1 green or red bell pepper, chopped

3 vegetable bouillon cubes (Knorr, or equivalent)

1/2 tsp. dried thyme

1/2 tsp. dried oregano

1 tsp. dried basil

1 Tbl. soy sauce

1/2 tsp. Emerill’s or seasoned salt

1/2 tsp. smoked paprika, optional

1 Tbl. balsamic vinegar

1 lb. carrots, chopped

2 celery ribs, chopped

1 medium onion, diced

2 bay leaves

1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce Splash with Texas champagne (hot sauce)

1 Tbl. dried parsley


Do not peel carrots it retains more vitamins.

Slice them about 1/2 inch thick.  

Slice the celery about 3/4 inch thick.

Chop the onions.

In a large stockpot, combine all ingredients and bring to a boil. Lentlil Soup 1Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 45 minutes or more until the lentils, vegetables and rice are tender.

Add more liquid if needed. Lentlil Soup 2Serve. 

 Carrie Groneman’s recipe. Copyright Carrie Groneman, 2014

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  1. Deanna says:

    I love lentils! Your soup looks fantastic. Perfect for a chilly January day. If only my husband liked them as well. He eats them when I make things with them, but definitely not high on his list. 😉

  2. kati hammond says:

    I don’t know how, but you should get a pin it button on your blog. I’m making this tonight! Looks delicious!

  3. I love lentil soup. Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

  4. My husband would love this…I think I will try it this weekend. Thanks for sharing on the blog hop…have a warm and toasty weekend.

  5. AnnMarie says:

    I was just talking about lentil soup with my daughter and that I should make some lentil soup. I did not know where to begin, having never made it before. Thank you for this recipe and what great timing! Visiting from Thursday Favorite Things!

  6. There’s nothing like soup when it’s cold outside. This one sounds delicious! Thanks for posting on the Four Seasons Blog Hop! Sandra from Scrumptilicious 4 You!

  7. Lentil soup is one of my favorites, and definitely a great meal for a tight budget! Thanks so much for sharing at Saturday Dishes! I’m including your recipe in a round up of cheap meals on Friday morning.

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