|10 min||30 min||4|
|1 medium||White onion (minced)|
|2 large||Carrots (chopped)|
|2 medium stalk(s)||Celery (chopped)|
|1 1/2 cup||Red lentils, raw (or green lentils)|
|8 cup||Water (or broth)|
|1 tsp, ground||Thyme, dried|
1. Combine first 6 ingredients and bring to boil.
2. Add seasonings.
3. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, partially covered, until lentils are soft.
4. Green lentils need about 45 minutes to 1 hour, while red lentils only need 20-30 minutes.
5. Puree half of the soup in the blender if you prefer a creamy soup.
are an important source of plant-based protein for vegetarians and vegans,
protein is important to rebuild muscle and maintain cellular structure