Easy Lentil Soup

Easy Lentil Soup
Source: https://www.myplate.gov/recipes/supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program-snap/easy-lentil-soup


2 tablespoons olive oil or cooking oil
1 large red, yellow, or white onion (chopped)
3 carrots (finely diced)
3 garlic cloves (minced)
2 cups lentils (1 pound, rinsed)
1 can diced tomatoes (14 1/2 ounce can)
8 cups low-sodium vegetable or chicken broth (2 quarts)
1 bay leaf
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Saute onions, carrots, red pepper flakes, and garlic in oil until soft.
  2. Add tomatoes, bay leaf, salt and pepper and stir well.
  3. Add rinsed lentils and broth and simmer until lentils are soft, about 30 minutes. Keep checking lentils until they are done.
  4. Season with additional salt and pepper, if desired.

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