Detox Lentil Soup is loaded with fresh veggies, dried lentils, a tasty broth, and just the right amount of seasoning. Add a few crushed up slices of bacon for an extra flavor bomb, or leave it meatless. So healthy and delicious too!
Keyword detox lentil soup, healthy soup recipe
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 1hour
Total Time 1hour20minutes
Servings 8large bowls
3slicesbacon- diced (optional)
1large onion- chopped
1largesweet potato- chopped
1.5poundbaby yellow potatoes- chopped
6cupslower sodium chicken broth
3chicken flavored bouillon cubes
1teaspoonred pepper flakes
salt and pepper- to taste
1.5cupslentils- rinsed and sorted
splash of balsamic vinegar and freshly ground black pepper- to serve (optional)
Chop up all vegetables. Par-cook the bacon in a large stock pot (optional - you can leave the bacon out). Remove and crush it into fine crumbs. Add back to pot.
To the stock pot, add olive oil, all the vegetables, kosher salt, and freshly ground black pepper - and sauté over medium-high heat for approximately 10-15 minutes, or until the veggies start to soften.
Add chicken broth, water, bouillon cubes, and red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil.
Add lentils and additional salt and pepper. Reduce heat to medium, and let soup simmer for approximately 40 minutes, or until lentils are soft.
Check seasonings, and remove from heat. Serve each bowl with some additional freshly ground black pepper, and a splash of balsamic vinegar (optional).
No need to soak lentils, but rinsing them (and sorting for debris) before using is recommended.
Use just a few slices of bacon to add flavor. This is optional.
Load it with vegetables! Any variety works, and you could others (leeks, butternut squash, other potatoes).
You can halve the recipe easily by adjusting the serving size to four.