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Ridiculously Easy Lentil Soup

Ridiculously Easy Lentil Soup

Instead of the frozen mirepoix vegetables, feel free to use 1 onion, 2 carrots, and 2 ribs celery, diced.
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine Gluten-free, Oil-Free, Vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 237 kcal
Author Susan Voisin

Ingredients

  • 2 cups green lentils 400 g, rinsed
  • 7 cups water 1600 ml
  • 14 ounces mirepoix blend vegetables 400g, see note above
  • 8 ounces Yukon Gold potatoes 220 g, cubed
  • 2 servings vegetable bouillon cubes [I used one large Not-Beef Broth Cube, which is gluten-free]
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed rosemary
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 4 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 14.5 ounce can crushed tomatoes use fire-roasted for best flavor
  • freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon hickory salt or other smoked salt, optional
  • salt to taste
  • additional seasonings to taste
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar

Instructions

  1. Place lentils, water, and next 7 ingredients into pressure cooker or large pot.
  2. For pressure cooking, seal the cooker and bring to high pressure. Cook under pressure for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and allow pressure to come down for 5 minutes. Then, release any remaining pressure and return to very low heat. Add tomatoes, pepper, and both salts, and taste to check seasonings. If necessary, add more to taste (I added more oregano and garlic). Cook uncovered for at least 15 minutes, adding more water if it seems too thick, and stirring from the bottom often. Stir in vinegar just before serving.
  3. For regular cooking, bring to a boil, stir well, cover pot, and cook over low heat until lentils are tender, about an hour. (Add additional water if it begins to dry out.) Add tomatoes, pepper, and both salts, and taste to check seasonings. If necessary, add more to taste (I added more oregano and garlic). Cook uncovered for at least 15 minutes, adding more water if it seems too thick, and stirring from the bottom often. Stir in vinegar just before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Ridiculously Easy Lentil Soup
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 237 Calories from Fat 10
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.1g 2%
Sodium 374mg 16%
Potassium 823mg 24%
Total Carbohydrates 44g 15%
Dietary Fiber 17g 68%
Sugars 2.7g
Protein 14g 28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.