Lentil-Vegetable Soup

Lentil-Vegetable Soup
Serves 8
I love soup because: 1) It’s easy to make. 2) It’s a healthy comfort food that warms you up on a cold day. 3) If you make a big pot for lunch or dinner, you don’t have to cook as much the next day or two (hooray for leftovers!). The last benefit is probably the most important when you’re on the Daniel Fast. The less time you spend in the kitchen, the better. Then you’ll be freed up to read the Bible and pray. So, remember, when it comes to meal planning for the Daniel Fast, soup is always a wise choice. I hope you enjoy this tasty vegetable soup recipe as much as I do!
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
1 hr
Ingredients
  1. 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  2. 1 cup chopped zucchini
  3. 1 cup fresh or frozen sweet peas
  4. ½ cup chopped carrots
  5. ½ cup chopped celery
  6. ½ cup chopped onion
  7. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  8. 6 cups water
  9. 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  10. 1 cup dry lentils, rinsed and sorted
  11. 1 teaspoon salt
  12. ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  13. 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  14. Chopped fresh parsley, to taste
Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add zucchini, peas, carrots, celery, onions, and cook until vegetables are softened. Stir in garlic, and cook for 30 seconds, stirring constantly so garlic doesn’t burn. Pour in water, tomatoes, and lentils. Add salt, thyme, and pepper, and stir to combine. Heat to boiling, and then reduce heat. Simmer with lid slightly tilted for about 30 minutes. Sprinkle in parsley before serving.
Notes
  1. Feel free to substitute vegetables, depending upon your preferences. Other ideas are green beans, lima beans, parsnips, potatoes, and/or summer squash.
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Lentil-Vegetable Soup

I love soup because:

1) It’s easy to make.

2) It’s a healthy comfort food that warms you up on a cold day.

3) If you make a big pot for lunch or dinner, you don’t have to cook as much the next day or two (hooray for leftovers!).

The last benefit is probably the most important when you’re on the Daniel Fast. The less time you spend in the kitchen, the better. Then you’ll be freed up to read the Bible and pray. So, remember, when it comes to meal planning for the Daniel Fast, soup is always a wise choice. I hope you enjoy this tasty vegetable soup recipe as much as I do!

Lentil-Vegetable Soup

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup chopped zucchini
1 cup fresh or frozen sweet peas
½ cup chopped carrots
½ cup chopped celery
½ cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
6 cups water
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 cup dry lentils, rinsed and sorted
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon dried thyme
1/8 teaspoon pepper
Chopped fresh parsley, to taste

Heat olive oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add zucchini, peas, carrots, celery, onions, and cook until vegetables are softened. Stir in garlic, and cook for 30 seconds, stirring constantly so garlic doesn’t burn. Pour in water, tomatoes, and lentils. Add salt, thyme, and pepper, and stir to combine. Heat to boiling, and then reduce heat. Simmer with lid slightly tilted for about 30 minutes. Sprinkle in parsley before serving.

Yield: 8 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)

Recipe Notes

  • Feel free to substitute vegetables, depending upon your preferences. Other ideas are green beans, lima beans, parsnips, potatoes, and/or summer squash.

Comments

  1. Crystal Manteuffel says:

    This is immediately going into my winter soup rotation! Thanks for the recipe.

  2. Mary Crowder says:

    I have been trying to figure out to print this recipe, are they printable? I love your site and have found a lot of great recipes on there just need to know how to print the ones I want off.

  3. Do you boil the beans first? if not, I dont believe 30 minutes long enough to allow them to get soft, unless the reccipe is for can lentils?

    • Hi, David. No, you don’t boil the lentils before you put them in. If the lentils are too firm for your taste after 30 minutes, you can always boil them longer. If you boil for 40-45 minutes, they become mushy. So it depends upon the consistency you prefer. Thanks for your question!

  4. Barbra MUZATA says:

    I have made the soup and it delicious and is filling! Thank you very much for the recipe.

  5. Thank you for this recipe. The soup is delicious and so filling. You just made my 28 day fast a lot easier to complete, along with a whole lot of prayer! Thank you! God Bless!

  6. Gracious ndlovu says:

    Thanx for this recipe. Mmmhhhhh yummy, God bless you! l like it.

  7. Febbie Tambala says:

    I love it already

  8. Kristen, I like to have bread with real butter along with soup. If I purchase bread that’s fresh without preservatives would that fit into the Daniel fast? If so, what’s best? multi grain
    Please advise. Thanks so much.

  9. I added 2 red potatoes and 3T of lemon juice, cilantro instead of parsley and it was delicious!

  10. I see no were does eggs get used is it not allowed in the fast? Just wondering I love the recipies