I love family meals and insist on them every night…
But when I come in from a workout on a cold winter day I love to cuddle up on the couch with a nice bowl of steaming soup… So comforting!
On those days I want a soup that is full of flavor but doesn’t need to simmer for hours before it can be enjoyed.
This lentil soup is perfect!
It’s rich in flavor and hearty without being heavy… And it’s made from scratch and still ready in less than half an hour. How awesome is that!
If you’d like a little extra green nutrition you can add a couple of handfuls of fresh baby spinach just before serving and allow them to “wilt” so they are soft but retain all their freshness.
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 small onion, coarsely chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 large potatoes
- 2 large parsnips
- 3 large zucchinis
- 1 cup uncooked lentils
- 4 cups vegetable broth
- fresh ground salt and pepper to taste
- Heat olive oil on high heat in a large saucepan or medium crockpot.
- Add chopped onion and minced garlic and sauté for a minute or two until onions are translucent.