Grandma's Lentil Soup
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 90 mins
Total time: 1 hour 45 mins
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 white onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 large russet potato, diced
  • 2 large tomatoes, diced
  • 2 cups dry lentil beans
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ tbsp oregano
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • ½ tsp black pepper (add more to taste)
  • Pinch crushed red pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil in a large stock pot over medium heat.
  2. Add onion and celery and simmer over medium-low heat for 7 minutes.
  3. Add minced garlic and stir.
  4. Add lentils, 5 cups chicken broth and 1 cup water and bring to a boil.
  5. Stir in the spices and bay leaves, then cover.
  6. Once boiling turn heat to medium and simmer for 1½ hours, or until lentils are tender.
  7. At the 1 hour mark, add tomatoes, carrots, and potatoes.
  8. Remove bay leaves before serving.
  9. Cool completely before storing in refrigerator or freezer.
Makes 8 cups
    Recipe by My San Francisco Kitchen at https://www.mysanfranciscokitchen.com/grandmas-lentil-soup/