French Lentil Soup with Herbes de Provence

Hearty lentils and fresh vegetables combine with fragrant herbs to create a culinary delight for the senses.

The diminutive green French lentil has a firm texture that holds its shape when cooked. A warm, toasted baguette makes an ideal accompaniment.

Serves 4

What You Need:

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
1 celery stalk, chopped
3 garlic cloves
2 tablespoons dry sherry or white wine
1 cup French lentils
1 14.5-ounce can petite diced tomatoes, undrained
2 teaspoons herbes de Provence
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
5 cups vegetable broth
4 cups baby spinach

What You Do:

  1. In a large pot over medium heat, heat olive oil. Add onion, carrot, celery, and garlic. Cover and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in sherry, then add lentils, tomatoes, herbes de Provence, salt, pepper, and broth.
  2. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer. Cover and cook until the lentils are tender, about 45 minutes, adding more broth if needed. Taste and adjust seasonings. About 5 minutes before serving, stir in the spinach. Serve hot.

Try these other 'round-the-world soups!
Sweet Potato and Peanut Soup
Asian Noodle Soup

 Comments

More Recipes

Grilled S’mores with Strawberries and Bananas

Nothing says summer quite like vegan s’mores around the campfire.
Read More »

Sweet Cashew Spread

With its slight hint of cinnamon, we know you’ll be sweet on this versatile cashew spread.
Read More »

Grilled Vegetable Pizza

Celebrate the warm days of summer with perfectly grilled veggie pizza.
Read More »

Peanut Noodle Salad

Slightly spicy peanut sauce enlivens this deliciously simple noodle salad.
Read More »

Seasonal Berry Cobbler

This stunning, summer treat is the perfect dessert for Fourth of July cookouts and picnics, and pairs perfectly with a dollop of Vanilla Bean Whipped Crème.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »