Kristi Whitley

Healthy Living

German Lentil Soup

From Happy Herbivore

serves 3 (gluten-free) (soy-free)


1 small onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 1/2 tsp ground coriander, divided
2 carrots, skinned and sliced
1 cup lentils
1 potato, diced
3 cups vegetable broth, divided
lemon zest
parsley (garnish)


Line a medium pot with a thin layer of water (or broth) and saute onions and garlic over high heat until onions are translucent, about 2 minutes.

Add cumin and 1/2 tsp coriander, then stir to combine.

Add carrots, plus another splash of water, if necessary., and cook for a minute.

Then add lentils, diced potato and 2 cups broth. Cover, bring to a boil and simmer until lentils are softer and liquid has evaporated, about 40 minutes.

Stir in remaining 1 tsp coriander and a pinch or two of lemon zest. Then add up to an additional 1 cup of broth so it's more stew-like and
not just a pot of lentils and vegetables.

Add salt to taste and more coriander if desired. Garnish with parsley.

Per serving: 315 calories, 0.9g fat, 59.3g carbohydrates, 22.4g fiber, 5.7g sugars, 18.5g protein