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Lentil Soup

This deliciously hearty and healthy soup is perfect for meal prep lunches. It's budget-friendly, super easy to make ahead of time, and packed with delicious flavor. A must-try!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8 servings


  • 1 onion
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 2 full carrots
  • 2 cups dry lentils
  • 1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1 tsp. dried basil
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 T. white distilled vinegar
  • 8 cups water
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • Add olive oil to a large pot and heat at medium heat. Add the onions, celery, and carrots. Cook for about 2 minutes or until the onions are transparent. During this time stir in garlic, oregano, and basil.
  • Stir in lentils, then add in water and tomatoes. Reduce heat and simmer for 60 minutes.
  • When ready to serve, stir in the desired amount of vinegar (feel free to add more if needed!). If you want to pack in some more veggies, you can also add in thinly chopped spinach until it wilts. Might as well pack in some more nutrients if you have fresh spinach on hand.


Approximate Total Cost: $7.65 (Matt also notes is super easy and even cheaper to double the recipe!)
Keyword Health Recipe, Lentil Soup