Lentil Soup


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped peeled ginger
  • 8 cups low-sodium vegetable broth or chicken broth
  • 1 small russet potato, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 2 cups red lentils, rinsed well
  • 2 carrots, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 2 cups spinach leaves
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Fresh grated parmesan cheese



  1. Heat oil in a dutch oven or soup pop over medium heat.
  2. Add onion and cook until soft and light golden.
  3. Stir in garlic and ginger and cook for one minute, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add broth, potato, lentils and carrots; bring to a simmer and cook partially covered and stirring occasionally until lentils an vegetables are tender about 15-20 minutes.
  5. Stir in spinach and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  6. Optional: top soup with grated parmesan cheese to taste and serve.

Adapted from Bon Appetit