Oma's Vegan Lentil Soup ❤️
➤ by Oma Gerhild Fulson
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Looking for a vegan lentil soup that's easy to make? Here's one that you'll make within 30 minutes. Check the A bit of this & a bit of that section for ways of changing this to match your lifestyle. I didn't even know about it being vegan when I used to make this years ago. I just made it 'cause I loved it!
Being extremely high in protein, lentils are great additions to your everyday meals. The red ones are great to cook with because they cook up so quickly. The soup below is just one of the delicious ways to serve up this legume.
Oma's Vegan Lentil Soup (using red lentils) ❤️
- 2 Tbsp oil
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 stalks celery, chopped
- 1 leek, finely chopped (optional)
- 2 large carrots, chopped
- 2 - 4 potatoes, chopped
- 2 cups red lentils (dried)
- 10 cups vegetable stock
- 2 bay leaves
- salt, pepper as needed
- Heat the oil in a large soup pot. Add onions, celery and leeks. Cook over high heat for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add remaining ingredients.
- Bring to boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
- Remove bay leaves.
- If you wish, use an immersion blender to mash up the veggies.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Makes 8 servings
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A bit of this and a bit of that ...
- Add 1 clove of garlic, crushed, along with the vegetables.
- If you'd like this a bit thicker, stir in some instant mashed potato flakes until it's the consistency that you like.
- Spoon in a bit of cream or swirl it in when serving.
- Garnish with chives or parsley.
Blending the vegetables along with the cooked lentils thicken this well seasoned vegetable stock. Among vegan soup recipes, this one is really easy. The quantities can be adjusted as needed, with more or less of each vegetable added.
Did you know that lentils come in various colors, from yellow, red, brown, green, and black? I find that the red ones cook up so quickly and taste very mild. Most think this is a yellow pea soup when they first try it.
Like your meat? Don't want a vegetarian lentil soup recipe? Then add some smoked wieners or cubed ham to this soup.
You can also use either chicken or beef broth instead of the vegetable broth.
OR, you can go and try my Red Lentil Soup that I make the way my Mutti used to make it. It's got smoked meat, kielbasa, sausage, or ham. You choose!
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