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Easy Lentil Soup

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins


  • 1 onion
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 ribs of celery
  • olive oil
  • 1 t ground cumin
  • 2 c lentils
  • 3 quarts broth
  • Wine vinegar to taste


  • Chop vegetables.
  • Heat olive oil in a soup pot. Add the vegetables, stir to coat with the oil, and let cook 5 minutes. Add ground cumin, let cook about another 5 minutes, until onion is softened.
  • Wash lentils, and add them to pot. Add broth, and bring to a boil. Lower the heat until the soup comes down to a simmer.
  • Let simmer 45 minutes to an hour.
  • Serve. Add about a teaspoon of wine vinegar, or to taste, to each bowl.


This is a simple, basic Foundation recipe for lentil soup. It is good as is - and it lends itself to variation.
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