Lentil Soup

The following is a soup I make almost every week. It’s easy, wholesome, and vegan (although I have made it with my homemade chicken stock as well). I have friends ask for the “recipe” all the time. I feel weird calling it a recipe since it’s so easy, but here goes:


  • 2 quarts (-ish) homemade vegetable stock
  • 1 onion, small diced
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 large potatoes, diced
  • kale, chopped (I usually add kale from the backyard, but I forgot to put it in this time.)
  • 5-7 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 cup lentils
  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper

First, heat the stock in a pot. In a separate pot, add a little olive oil. Over medium heat, saute the onions, garlic, potatoes, celery, and kale for 10 minutes or so. Add a little salt and pepper. Add the lentils and hot stock. Bring to a light boil. Turn it down to a simmer and cook for at least 45 minutes. Depending on the lentils you choose, it might take another 10-15 minutes.

And you’re all done. Super easy! I usually eat this with a salad, but it would go great with toast, grilled cheese, or any sandwich!


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After about 20 minutes of cooking:

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All done:

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