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I love this Red Lentil Soup recipe because I always have the ingredients available in my kitchen. It’s simple to make and goes perfectly with a sandwich, salad or pizza.

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  • Olive oil
  • 1 large carrot, diced and peeled
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 cup dry red lentils
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt


  1. In a medium (3 quart) pan, heat the olive oil (enough to cover the bottom of the pan)
  2. Add carrot, celery, onion and kosher salt. Sautee about 5 minutes.
  3. Add broth, lentils and bay leaf bring to a boil and reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until lentils are soft, about 20 minutes.

Rachel Holm is a Birth Boot Camp childbirth instructor in Salt Lake City, Utah. Thanks for sharing Rachel!

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