Monday, March 25, 2013

Super-Quick Lentil Soup

It's spring now and we're welcoming warmer days! But we can still have some chilly nights, and a good bowl of homemade soup is a welcome meal. Here's a recipe for a lentil soup that can be made in a snap thanks to pre-cooked lentils from Trader Joe's.

Super-Quick Lentil Soup

1) In a medium saucepan, heat 2 teaspoons olive oil over medium. Add 1 small onion, chopped; 2 large carrots, finely chopped; 3 stalks celery, finely chopped; and 3 cloves minced garlic. Season with salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion softens, about 5 minutes. 

2) Add about 48 ounces of vegetable broth (I used a 32 oz. container of broth plus roughly  half another container); stir in 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer about 5 minutes. 

3) Add a 17.6 ounce package of Trader Joe's cooked lentils and cook until soup is slightly thickened, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in 4 teaspoons red-wine vinegar. Season as needed with salt and pepper. Enjoy.


  1. I'm totally making this! Thanks! Pinning it, too.

  2. I love lentils and I love quick! This sounds perfect!

  3. Perfect, found brown lentils in the pantry yesterday and thought I might make soup. I will cook mine in the crock pot first, my favorite way to avoid burning them. Also have some crusty bread in the freezer. Wish Trader Joe's was close by, rarely get there. Thanks for the recipe!


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