Lentil Soup

It’s soup season! This vegetarian lentil soup packs a nutritional punch, and is a great way to utilize lentils, which are an inexpensive, tasty, plant-based protein. Brown lentils are a popular type of lentil and easy to find in your local grocery. Unlike dried beans, lentils don’t need to be soaked prior to using.


  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced 
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 3 cups chopped mustard greens
  • 1/2 yellow squash, chopped
  • 1.5 cups brown lentils
  • 6 cups low sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 Tablespoon honey


  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  2. Add onion and sauté until translucent.
  3. Add garlic, carrots, mustard greens, and yellow squash.
  4. Add broth, lentils, salt, pepper and thyme.
  5. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer.
  6. Cover and cook until lentils are tender, 30-40 minutes.
  7. Add honey and simmer another five minutes.
  8. Taste for seasoning and ladle into bowls, serve.

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