Sunday, January 30, 2011

Soup Swap Recipe: Anna, Jeff and Papa Bear's Lentil Soup

My cousin Anna and her husband Jeff brought this amazing soup to our swap.  Everybody loved it, especially the people who are pregnant or just learning to eat solids.  It apparently blew the babies' minds.

Its so easy too.  Two guests have already made it for themselves.

Anna, Jeff and Papa Bear's Lentil Soup

1 qt Vegetable stock
1 qt Water
1 lb Dried lentils, washed and picked over
2 medium Potatoes, peeled and diced
2 medium Onions, diced
2 Tomatoes, peeled, seeded and quartered
2 large Carrotspeeled and diced
3 Cloves of Garlic, minced
1 tsp dried Oregano
1/2 c Olive oil
Salt and Pepper to taste

In a large pot, bring soup stock and water to a boil. Add all the other ingredients at once.

Bring to a boil; continue boiling for 15 minutes. Then simmer over low heat for hour and it’s done.

Ta Da!  Delicious!


  1. Laura: I have a soup cookbook that I've been enjoying as of late. Now that I've found your blog I'll be trying out your recipes!
    Mr. loves lentil soup so he'll have your recipe this week! Thanks for sharing! naturegirl

  2. Just made this soup tonight, as it seemed the perfect thing to throw together on a Sunday night--for lunches during the week. It came out incredibly well--so tasty! Such a good return on so little work! I always think that lentils taste best peppery, so there were quite a few turns of the pepper mill. I also added a dash of (local) chili powder. Thank you!

  3. This all sounds great. We were a little under the weather and a friend brought some of this over and it really made my day.

  4. Thanks for sharing! This soup is boiling on the stove as I write!!!