Mom’s Lentil Soup

Today I am sharing with you recipe my mother used to make, hence I have given this a name Mom’s Lentil Soup. If you like this recipe please share your reviews below or contact me if you have any doubts regarding the recipe.

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time:1 hour and 50 minutes

Mom’s Lentil Soup


  • 1 16oz bag of lentils
  • 1 once of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of parsley
  • 9 garlic cloves
  • 2 sticks of celery
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 tablespoon celery salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh ground pepper
  • 15 and 1/2 cups of water
  • 3 skinned tomatoes


In a large pot place 15 cups of water, than add the salt, pepper, and parsley, then chop up the garlic cloves into four pieces and place them in the pot also, then take the three tomatoes and crush them in your hands over the pot and place them in the pot also,i use the Vantia italian peeled tomatoes in a can but you can use what you like, than cut the celery in half long ways and chop that up into small pieces and place in pot also, than do the same with the carrot, cut in half the long way, than chop into small pieces and place into pot, than place the olive oil in the pot and put the cover to the pot on and turn on flame to medium and let cook for 30 minutes but after 10 minutes you need to leave cover on but not fully, enough to place a wooden spoon in and let sit for the remaining 20 minutes, the last ten minutes you want to mix every five minutes.

As this is getting ready in a medium bowl place a 1/2 cup of water and put the lentils in there also and let sit.

Than after the 30 minutes drain the water from the medium bowl with the lentils, and place the lentils into the pot, mix for about a minute, than place the cover back on again, not all the way, enough to get a wooden spoon in and let cook for 1 hour and 20 minutes, mixing it every 20 minutes.

Then when it is done you will see that some of the water evaporated from the pot, then you know its ready, it should be more like a thick gravy then watery, than let it sit for 10 minutes with the cover off.

And then serve your traditional Mom’s Lentil Soup and enjoy. Did you know the Italian Tradition is if you eat a bowl of lentils before the ball drops for the new years its good luck?

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