Veggie Lentil Soup (V,GF)

This soup is a great way to get in 4-5 servings of vegetables in one meal! Plus, you can blend the soup in the end, so the picky eaters in your house won’t see all the nutrition they are eating!

Ingredients

  • ½ cup diced onion
  • ¾  cup diced carrot
  • ½ cup diced celery
  • 1 diced potato
  •  2 cloves chopped garlic
  • 1 cup total of diced vegetables of choice (cauliflower, broccoli, celery, zucchini, mushrooms, peas)
  • 4 cups broth (1 box)
  • 1 can/package lentils or 1 cup dried (brown or green)
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Put all ingredients into an Instant Pot and set to 10 minutes or a Crockpot and cook on low for 8 hours.
  • Or on the stovetop, sauté onion and garlic in a splash of broth in a large pot. 
  • After a few minutes add carrots, cauliflower, broccoli and the rest of the broth.
  • If using dried lentils, add them here. Add thyme.
  • Cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • If using canned lentils,  then add at the end and cook for 5 more minutes.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Use immersion blender to combine.

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