Lentil Soup - super easy, cozy and healthy lentil soup that is huge in flavor. Loaded with earthy and aromatic spices with a little bit of heat. Best enjoyed with slices of bread or on its own for lunch and dinner. You'll want seconds or thirds of this!
Heat up large sauce pan with oil then add onions, celery, garlic, ginger, and cumin spice. Stir occasionally for about 2-3 minutes until onions are translucent.
Then add smoked paprika and soaked lentils . Stir and sauté for about about a minute. Finally add tomatoes, green onions, white pepper , carrots and cayenne (optional) . Add about 6 cups chicken stock . Then salt.
Bring to a boil and let it simmer until sauce thickens. It might take about 30-45 minutes or more depending on how you like your lentils. Throw in some parsley, adjust for salt and pepper and soup consistency with more Liquid. Serve warm with bread.