Vegetarian lentil soup

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Quick, simple and healthy recipe for vegetarian lentil soup.


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 8 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 1/2 cup lentils
  • 3 stalks celery (finely chopped)
  • 2 carrots (peeled and finely chopped)
  • 1 green bell pepper (finely chopped)
  • 1 small onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro (roughly chopped (optional))
  • salt and pepper (to taste)


  1. Rinse the lentil in cold water and drain.
  2. In a large pot over medium heat, add olive oil, garlic, onions and bell peppers, and cook for 3 minutes until onions are soft. Add carrots and celery and cook for another 3 minutes.
  3. Add vegetable broth and lentils, and bring to a boil. Add cilantro and bay leaves, lower heat to a simmer, cover and cook for 30 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and serve.


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