French Green Lentil Soup

Emily Woody

This is an easy to make soup that features our BC-grown French Green Lentils. French Green Lentils are great because they hold their shape well when cooked.


200 grams onion

80 grams garlic

130 grams celery

480 grams carrots

1 lb French Green lentils 

250 grams canned diced tomatoes

2 litres broth 

4 dried bay leaves

2 tbsp salt

1 tbsp dried thyme

1 tbsp lemon juice 


Dice the onions, garlic, celery, and carrots and keep them in separate bowls.

Add enough olive oil to coat the bottom of your soup pot, heat the pot until the oil is hot and then add the onions.

Cook for a few minutes, then add the garlic. 

Cook for a few minutes, then add the celery.

Cook for a few minutes, then add the carrots.

Cook the veggies for a few minutes, then add the salt, spices, tomatoes, lentils, and broth. 

Increase the heat to high, cover with a lid, and bring to a boil. Then lower to a simmer and cook until lentils are tender, about an hour. 

Before serving, add the lemon juice to the pot and mix thoroughly.