Quick Weeknight Two-Lentil Soup | Sip and Spice

Quick Weeknight Two-Lentil Soup

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 2 carrots diced
  • 2 celery stalks diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 ham steak diced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup red lentils
  • 3/4 cup green lentils
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

Instructions

  1. In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion, carrots and celery and cook for 3 minutes until softened. Mince in the garlic cloves and let cook another 3 minutes until fragrant.


  2. Add in the diced ham, salt, pepper, oregano, cumin, paprika and red pepper flakes. Stir together and cook for 1 minute. Pour in the red and green lentils, chicken broth, water and bay leaf. Stir together and bring to a boil. Lower to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until lentils are softened.


  3. Add in the apple cider vinegar, stir and let cook another 2 minutes. Serve!