How to Make Lentil Soup

by Deanna Demay



  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 carrots, minced
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup lentils, dried and rinsed
  • 4 cups of water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of Hot sauce
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Prep lentils overnight by soaking them and checking for stones/rocks Strain lentils and dry lentils

    Step 2

    Prep ingredients.

    Step 3

    Add extra virgin olive oil over medium heat

    Step 4

    Add carrots and minced garlic.

    Step 5

    Stir occasionally until carrots and garlic soften. About 6 mins.

    Step 6

    Add the tomatoes

    Step 7

    Add lentils and 4 cups of water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, partially cover, and simmer until lentils are tender. About 25 mins. Salt and pepper to taste. (Optional)

    Step 8

    I added some hot sauce and a pinch of cayenne pepper. I like it spicy and I felt it needed something.

    Step 9

    Let stand. Serve.