Lentil Soup

Struggle Meals - "Rent Week"

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  • Vegetable scraps
  • 10 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 pound brown lentils, rinsed
  • 1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper


  1. First make the stock. Add all of the vegetable scraps to a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and then turn down to simmer for 30 to 45 minutes.
  2. Heat a large soup pot over medium heat. Add the oil and then the onion, celery and cumin. Season with salt and pepper and cook for 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Stir in the lentils, broth and tomatoes.
  4. Bring to a boil and turn down to simmer for 40 minutes.
  5. When done cooking, allow to cool slightly and puree 3 cups of the soup with an immersion blender and then stir back into the pot. Season as needed.