Red Lentil Soup



2 tablespoons Olive Oil

2 large onions, cubed

3 carrots, diced

2 stalks celery, diced

2 cups red lentils

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon ground black pepper

¾ cup white wine

2 bay leaves

6 cups vegetable stock

1 sprig fresh parsley, chopped

½ teaspoon paprika

½ cup grated Parmesan cheese


In a large stockpot, saute the onions in oil until they are soft

Add the paprika, celery, carrots, and saute for 10 minutes

Add in the stock, lentils, bay leaves, salt, and pepper

Stir well, then add the wine and bring the mixture to a boil

Slowly reduce the heat and cook for 45 minutes on a low heat until the lentils are soft

Sprinkle the soup with the optional parsley and Parmesan before serving

5 Jan, 2012

10 thoughts on “Red Lentil Soup

  1. I haven’t really tried it, but I guess I’ll have to one of these days.

    It’s always good to try something new!

    1. You’re absolutely right, it is good for us to try something new. It helps us grow emotionally.

      Let me know how you get on if you decide to give it a go.

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