It’s soup season, and I’ve got a new soup recipe for you! This light, vegetarian soup is full of flavor and rich in vitamins and minerals thanks to the lentils and shiitake mushrooms that are in it.
I developed this recipe as part of the Allrecipes Allstars Tastemakers program. Rate, review, and photograph my recipe for Vegetarian Mushroom-Lentil Soup on Allrecipes here, and see the full recipe along with some of my cooking tips below.
You know I love a shortcut, and if you do, too, save yourself a few minutes on the recipe prep by purchasing pre-sliced shiitake mushrooms.
When sauteeing the mushrooms with the shallots and garlic, you’ll be stirring frequently so the garlic doesn’t burn. But after that, making this soup is pretty passive.
Green lentils take longer to cook than red or brown lentils (this soup will simmer for about 20 minutes), but it is worth it for the delightful, slightly peppery and robust taste that you get from the green variety.
You finish it all off with a garnish of sliced green onions (to taste). Here’s the recipe!
|Prep Time||10 minutes|
|Cook Time||30 minutes|
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 shallot thinly sliced
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 3 cups shiitake mushrooms sliced
- 6 cups vegetable stock
- 1 tsp ground thyme
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup green lentils rinsed and drained
- 2 tsp sesame oil
- 2 green onions finely chopped, or to taste
- Heat oil in a pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add shallot slices and saute for 1 minute, then add garlic and mushrooms. Saute until mushrooms start to soften, about 3 minutes, stirring frequently so garlic doesn't burn. Add vegetable stock, thyme, and salt and increase heat to high. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
- Stir in lentils and sesame oil, and reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until lentils are tender, about 20 minutes.
- Divide soup between 4 bowls and garnish with sliced green onions.
You can prep this meal even faster if you purchase pre-sliced shiitake mushrooms. I developed this recipe as part of the Allrecipes Allstars Tastemakers program. Rate, review, and photograph my recipe for Vegetarian Mushroom-Lentil Soup on Allrecipes here.
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