Warm Up with Rosemary Lentil Soup Recipe

When the weather cools down, there’s nothing like a hearty bowl of soup to warm you up. This Rosemary Lentil Soup recipe combines wholesome ingredients and aromatic herbs in a simple, delicious meal that serves four. It’s not only nourishing but also incredibly satisfying with its rich flavors.

Ingredients from Wasteless Pantry:

  • 1 1/4 cups puy lentils
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic, crushed (or 3 tsp dried)
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp dried rosemary
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste powder
  • Red wine vinegar, to taste

Ingredients from elsewhere:

  • 1 finely chopped brown onion
  • 1 large chopped carrot
  • 1L water


  1. Prepare the Lentils: Start by boiling the lentils in a large saucepan. After 10 minutes of simmering, drain them and set aside.
  2. Cook the Vegetables: In the same pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic, onion, and carrot, cooking until they are soft.
  3. Simmer: Return the lentils to the pan, add water, oregano, rosemary, and bay leaves. Bring the mixture to a boil then simmer it covered for 10 minutes.
  4. Final Touches: Stir in the tomato paste and season to taste with red wine vinegar and additional salt if needed. Continue to simmer covered for another 30-40 minutes, adding water if the soup becomes too thick.
  5. Serve: Ladle the soup into bowls, and for a finishing touch, drizzle with a little more olive oil and a few drops of red wine vinegar.

This soup is not only a delight on a chilly day but also offers the benefits of lentils, which are high in protein and fiber, making it a filling, nutritious option for any meal. Enjoy this soup with a side of crusty bread for an extra treat!

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