Loaded Vegetable Lentil Soup
Entrée
DifficultyBeginner

Recipe by Krista Fegans, Hanford, CA

Yields6 Servings
 2 tbsp olive oil
 1 small onion, diced
 2 large carrots, peeled and chopped
 2 zucchini, chopped
 5 cloves garlic, minced
 2 tsp cumin, ground
 ½ tsp thyme, dried
 2 (15 oz.) cans fire-roasted diced tomatoes
 ½ cup dried green lentils
 4 cups vegetable broth
 3 cups water
 1 tsp salt
 1 tsp pepper
 ½ tsp red pepper flakes
 2 cups kale, ribs removed and chopped
1

Heat olive oil in a large stock pot over medium heat. Add diced onions and chopped carrots. Cook, stirring often until onion becomes tender and translucent.

2

Add chopped zucchini and saute for an additional 3 minutes. Add garlic and all remaining ingredients except kale.

3

Bring soup to a boil, then reduce heat to a gentle simmer. Cook for 30 minutes, until the lentils are tender.

4

Remove from heat and allow to cool for 30 minutes.

5

Transfer 3 cups of soup into a blender or food processor (make sure to get an even mixture of veggies and broth). Puree the mixture until smooth.

6

Add pureed soup back into the pot and add chopped kale, cooking until wilted.

Ingredients

 2 tbsp olive oil
 1 small onion, diced
 2 large carrots, peeled and chopped
 2 zucchini, chopped
 5 cloves garlic, minced
 2 tsp cumin, ground
 ½ tsp thyme, dried
 2 (15 oz.) cans fire-roasted diced tomatoes
 ½ cup dried green lentils
 4 cups vegetable broth
 3 cups water
 1 tsp salt
 1 tsp pepper
 ½ tsp red pepper flakes
 2 cups kale, ribs removed and chopped

Directions

1

Heat olive oil in a large stock pot over medium heat. Add diced onions and chopped carrots. Cook, stirring often until onion becomes tender and translucent.

2

Add chopped zucchini and saute for an additional 3 minutes. Add garlic and all remaining ingredients except kale.

3

Bring soup to a boil, then reduce heat to a gentle simmer. Cook for 30 minutes, until the lentils are tender.

4

Remove from heat and allow to cool for 30 minutes.

5

Transfer 3 cups of soup into a blender or food processor (make sure to get an even mixture of veggies and broth). Puree the mixture until smooth.

6

Add pureed soup back into the pot and add chopped kale, cooking until wilted.

Loaded Vegetable Lentil Soup

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