Simple Lentil Soup

Simple Lentil Soup

Simple Lentil Soup

I prefer the pureed version (pictured) for a thick, hearty soup. You can puree all or only part of the soup. - Jenny Jones

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Makes: 4 servings

Simple Lentil Soup


  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed

  • 1/2 cup diced carrot - 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup diced celery - 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves

  • 1 cup brown lentils
  • 4 cups vegetable or chicken stock (I use unsalted chicken stock)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (use less if using salted stock)
  • 1 bay leaf + pepper to taste


  1. In a medium soup pot, sauté onion and garlic in hot oil over medium-high heat for 1 minute.
  2. Add carrots, celery, oregano and thyme. Cook & stir for 1 minute.
  3. Add lentils, stock, salt, pepper & bay leaf. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
  4. Remove bay leaf and serve or puree briefly in a food processor for a thick, creamy soup.

6 Comments on "Simple Lentil Soup"

  1. Gloria Cunha

    Can ‘t thank you enough your recipes make feel loved and satisfied. What a a feel good person you are. Thank you doing these videos, I’m getting so fit and I have you to thank. Lentils and me, we go together. Thank you Jenny for sharing your life with me.

  2. JC

    Jenny, I have enjoyed your videos and recipes for a few years now. It’s gratifying to see you still sharing simple and delicious recipes. By the way, I do love your (no knead) buns.

  3. Maria H

    Thank you, Jenny!
    The man I live with (20 years and counting) and I have gone plant-based over 2 years ago and he LOVES lentil soup.
    This is super delicious!

  4. Betty

    We are trying to eat more vegetarian and this was delicious and easy. I did not puree (no food processor) but loved it plain. Now I have to try those crusty rolls! Thank you Jenny.

  5. Bryan

    I made this yesterday exactly as written and I used an immersion blender to puree most of it. I thought it was awesome. Even better, my wife loved it! Thanks Jenny.

  6. Stuart

    I love that all your recipes are simple with ingredients I always have on hand. Thanks for another winner. I’m sharing this with my vegetarian sister-in-law.

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