Organic Red Split Lentils Soup Recipe

Step outside and it is obviously the first day of Spring in Northwest Ohio. Cold, windy and a little drizzle with the forecast high in the low 40’s is the typical Vernal Equinox.  It’s the perfect Sunday afternoon to put together a recipe I’ve been dying to create after finding organic red split lentils at my local Aldi Store.  I’ve been a huge fan of Aldi’s for over 20 years when I first discovered them as a new homeowner.  I swear every time I went shopping at Aldi all I could think was ‘If this was only in town when I was in college …. all the money I could have saved!’. Over the years Aldi USA has really upped it’s game when it comes to keeping with the food trends and providing specialty items.  Some of my favorites this past month have been a nice selection of organic grains and beans that I can use to make up my own soups and other dishes.  Today I’m using the Organic Red Split Lentils Soup recipe on the back of the package.


You can imagine what the house smells like after cutting up all these fresh veggies.  Always be sure to use fresh veggies available for that perfect recipe.

Organic Red Split Lentils Soup : Veggies and Herbs
Organic Red Split Lentils Soup : Veggies and Herbs

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Organic Red Split Lentils Soup

Organic Red Split Lentils Soup

Organic Red Split Lentils Soup


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large carrot, diced
  • 2 large celery, diced
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt plus additional for taste
  • 1 cup organic red split lentils
  • 4 cups water or low sodium broth
  • 1 whole bay leaf
  • 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice


  1. In a medium saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the carrot, celery, onion and 1/2 teaspoon of salt, stir to combine then cover and let the vegetables seat until the onions are soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the red split lentils, water or broth, and bay leaf . Bring up to boil. Turn the heat down to low and let it simmer for at least 20 minutes.
  4. Tun off the heat, stir in the lemon juice and add salt to taste.
  5. Ladle into bowl and serve.
  6. Leftovers can keep up to 5 days in refrigerator.

[alert-announce]What is Vernal Equinox [/alert-announce]

I thought this video was fitting for today… great explanation of what is going on outside.  Remember that even though it is officially Spring their are only a certain plants that you can begin to plant.  Be sure to catch this weeks GardenChat events where we will be discussing what you can plant outside this time of year.

This video is from the National Geographic Youtube Channel.

[alert-note]Happy First Day of Spring Everyone. I hope you will leave a comment below if you tried the soup… tell me what you think!



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