Author: Simple Foodie

Lentil Soup


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Servings: 6

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An incredibly easy and economical soup to make during the week.


lentil 1 lb rinsed thoroughly
clove (whole) 1
yellow onion 1 peeled & sliced in half
chicken broth 8 cups
bay leaf 1
garlic clove 2 crushed
thyme 1 sprig - leaves removed from the stem and diced
butter 2 Tbsps


  1. In a stock pot combine the lentils, clove, onion, bay leaf, and chicken broth. Bring to a boil and lower to a simmer. Cook for 30 minutes. Continuously skim the foam from the top.
  2. Remove the clove, yellow onion, and bay leaf.
  3. Add the crushed garlic, thyme, and butter.
  4. Cook for an additional 10 minutes or until the lentils are tender.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste.


Insert the clove into one of the onion halves for easy removal after cooking.