We are fully embracing fall with this easy vegan Lentil soup. Cozy, flavorful, simple to make & just so "fall".
1tblspn Olive Oil
1 Leek, trimmed & sliced
1/2 yellow Onion, diced
3 cloves Garlic, minced
2 Bay Leaves
2 sprigs Thyme
2 Stalks Celery, sliced
2 Carrots, diced
2c uncooked whole green Lentils
8c vegetable broth
Salt + Pepper to taste
Fresh parsley, chopped
Heat oil in a soup pot & add Garlic, Onion + Leeks. Stir till aromatic, about 2 min.
Add Celery, Carrot, Bay Leaves + Thyme sprigs & stir 2 more min. Add dry lentils & stir to combine. Add veggie stalk, Cumin, Salt + Pepper. Cover and turn to a low simmer for roughly 15 min. Check & stir at the 10 min mark.
Enjoy with crusty bread, a sprinkle of Parsley + people you love.
You could also add greens, potatoes or sausage (if you are a meat eater) and use chicken broth if you wanted! Get creative and see what you like best!