Carrot Greens and Lentil Soup
Recipe type: Soup
Total time: 
Serves: 4
A healthy, hearty soup that's budget friendly and perfect for cold winter days!
  • ¾ lb (340 g) carrots with greens attached (usually about 1 bunch of carrots)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 6 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • ¾ cup dry brown or green lentils, rinsed and drained
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Peel and slice the carrots and finely chop the carrot greens (chop about as small as you would chop fresh herbs such as parsley). Set the greens aside for later.
  2. In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat. Cook onion and garlic to soften (about 5 minutes). Add carrot slices, broth and lentils and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer for 25 minutes, until lentils and carrots are tender.
  3. Add chopped carrot greens 5 minutes before end of cooking time and season to taste with salt and pepper.
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