Really Easy Lentil Soup

I get a lot of people asking what I eat, so I’m going to try to post more often, even the mundane (though tasty!) stuff like tonight’s soup.

Chop/cube/dice whatever vegetables you have handy. Cook the aromatics and firmer veggies in a little olive oil in a soup pot until soft and lightly browned. Add about 1.5 cups rinsed and drained lentils (I used a combination of red and french tonight, but any variety will work) and 6 cups of water or broth, bring to a boil then reduce heat and let simmer until lentils are tender (20 minutes or so). Add softer vegetables and simmer for a few more minutes. Then add a few handfuls of leafy greens, simmer a few more minutes until everything is cooked through. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve as-is or with a dallop of plain yogurt. Simple, fresh, healthy and delicious!