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Garlic Lentil Soup

  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Soup

Description

This garlic lentil soup is a tasty, budget-friendly meal that can be made on the stovetop or in a pressure cooker. It’s loaded with flavor and it’s a great weeknight dinner!


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Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion, sliced thin
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 6 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups dried brown or green lentils
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

STOVETOP DIRECTIONS

  1. Cook the onions in the olive oil, over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Stirring frequently so they don’t brown.
  2. Add in the garlic, and cook for 2 more minutes.
  3. Add in the lentils, white wine, paprika, cumin and broth, and turn the heat to high.
  4. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 35-40 minutes or until the lentils are tender.
  5. Add in the salt and pepper, to taste.

PRESSURE COOKER DIRECTIONS

  1. Set the pressure cooker to ‘saute’ and add the olive oil and onion. Stir and saute for 5 minutes.
  2. Add in garlic, and saute for 2 more minutes.
  3. Add in the lentils, white wine, paprika, cumin and broth, and set the pressure cooker to ‘Manual’ and set it for 20 minutes.
  4. Once the pressure cooker has finished cooking, use the quick release valve to relieve the pressure. (This usually takes 3-4 minutes.)
  5. Add in the salt and pepper, to taste. If the lentils are still slightly firm, leave the lid on for 5 more minutes to let the lentils continue to soften.

Keywords: garlic lentil soup