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Monday, August 16, 2021

One Cup Two Cup Three Cups Lentil Soup!

Lentil soup is one of the most delicious soups to offer your friends and family! But it does not have to be heavy with too many flavors. One Cup Two Cup Three Cups Lentil Soup is fresh, bright, and just what you need in the way of the perfect recipe for lentil soup...


I got the inspiration for this soup from a collection of recipes found in a simple paperback cookbook I found in my travels here recently. Cooking with Wisdom Wholesome, Delicious, Simple Recipes for Health Conscious People. I think that recipe books like this one call out to me because they usually list whole food ingredients listed in the recipes. 


It is currently marked with little bits of paper prompting me to go back to that page, as there is a recipe that is meant to be made as soon as is possible!  The soup recipe I am sharing today was inspired by this book, but I did take a few liberties with the addition of more lentils and of course more vegetables. From where I sit, more vegetables is always the answer!


This One Cup Two Cup Three Cups Lentil Soup is so fresh tasting, something I was definitely searching for in a new recipe for lentil soup. Often times lentil soup is the place where you add just about anything you have on hand to the pot of soup. And while that pot of soup is always good, from my experience, it always tastes the same, as the last batch before. 


More than once I have read a recipe that advocates cleaning out your fridge when you make lentil soup. And while that can be a good idea and also a frugal one, this time around I was looking for a fresh and pure tasting lentil soup. 


One that would freeze well and that you could dress up with some leftovers, but only if you wanted to, not one that started with leftovers...and I must tell you, One Cup Two Cup Three Cups Lentil Soup is exactly what I was looking for. This is my go-to lentil soup recipe. I think you will enjoy it as much as we do!


Ingredients needed for this recipe:
  • lentils
  • onion
  • celery
  • carrot
  • broth
  • tomatoes
  • salt
  • pepper
  • olive oil
You will also need:
  • cutting board
  • kitchen knife
  • large wooden spoon
  • measuring cups
  • pressure cooker, stovetop, or electric
Now we are ready to begin!


One Cup Two Cup Three Cups Lentil Soup!

One Cup Two Cup Three Cups Soup
inspired by: Cooking with Wisdom

1 c diced onion
1 c red lentils (you may use any lentils you choose, the only change will be the color of the soup)
1 c brown rice 

2 c diced celery
2 c diced carrots
2 c (16oz) diced canned tomatoes, with the juices

3 c water
3 c broth, your choice, beef, chicken, veggie, or bone broth

Salt and pepper to taste
olive oil for sauteing the onion

Dice onion, celery, and carrots to measure two cups of each. 

Saute the onion in olive oil until softened and translucent, but do not brown


Add all the remaining ingredients, and salt and pepper to taste. 

Cover and secure the lid, bring up to pressure, cook for 30 minutes, let pressure drop naturally. Carefully open the pressure cooker. 

Taste and adjust final seasonings. 

Leftovers freeze very well.

Note: this soup like any soup containing legumes or rice, will thicken and may need additional water or broth when thawed and reheated. Alternately, you may also use less rice if desired. 

Storage options for One Cup Two Cup Three Cups Lentil Soup. Store covered in the refrigerator for up to three days. Freeze for longer storage time. Thaw completely in the refrigerator before reheating. 


UPDATE:  For your convenience, a "copy and paste" version of One Cup Two Cup Three Cups Lentil Soup has been included below. 

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Printable "copy and paste" version:


One Cup Two Cup Three Cups Soup
inspired by: Cooking with Wisdom

1 c diced onion
1 c red lentils (you may use any lentils you choose, the only change will be the color of the soup)
1 c brown rice 

2 c diced celery
2 c diced carrots
2 c (16oz) diced canned tomatoes, with the juices

3 c water
3 c broth, your choice, beef, chicken, veggie, or bone broth

Salt and pepper to taste
olive oil for sauteing the onion

Dice onion, celery, and carrots to measure two cups of each. 

Saute the onion in olive oil until softened and translucent, but do not brown

Add all the remaining ingredients, and salt and pepper to taste. 

Cover and secure the lid, bring up to pressure, cook for 30 minutes, let pressure drop naturally. Carefully open the pressure cooker. 

Taste and adjust final seasonings. 

Leftovers freeze very well.

Note: this soup like any soup containing legumes or rice, will thicken and may need additional water or broth when thawed and reheated. Alternately, you may also use less rice if desired. 

Storage options for One Cup Two Cup Three Cups Lentil Soup. Store covered in the refrigerator for up to three days. Freeze for longer storage time. Thaw completely in the refrigerator before reheating. 

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  1. We love lentil soups of all kinds.

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    1. I like a fresh tasting soup like this one, otherwise lentils can be a bit hard for me to enjoy.

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  2. Whereas we are yet to find a lentil soup recipe that we truly love!

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    1. I completely agree about finding the right lentil soup! I kept being disappointed in lentil soup as it all seemed the same, until I realized I was making it the same way each time. While it can be a vehicle to use up all the veggie leftovers in the fridge, personally I don't care for it prepared that way. The lentils seem to mush around everything else in the soup...but this one, I like!

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  3. OK, here’s another great soup you can share! I’m copying this recipe

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  4. Lentil soup--especially with red lentils, is among my favorites. Thanks for sharing it with Souper Sundays this week. ;-)

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    1. Deb, you are very welcome. Thanks for hosting Souper Sundays!

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  5. Yum! Thanks for sharing with us on Happiness is Homemade at LifeasaLEOWife.com! We'd love to have you come over & share on Traffic Jam Weekend as well. It opens Thursdays at 5pm CST.

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  6. Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party - enjoy your weekend.

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  7. We sure have enjoyed featuring your awesome post on our Full Plate Thursday,551. Hope you are having a great week and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

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  8. I love the one cup, two cup, three cup!! Thanks for linking up to the Meatless Monday linky. Have a wonderful week. Hope to see you at next weeks party too!

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