Lentil soup

Lentil soup

This Lemony Lentil Soup recipe is full of amazing flavor, it’s made with all sorts of healthy ingredients, it’s naturally vegan and gluten-free, and it’s so incredibly comforting and delicious. Stovetop, Instant Pot (pressure cooker), and Crock-Pot (slow cooker) instructions included.

We have been eating an inordinate amount of lentil soup around here lately…

…due in large part to the inordinate amount of lentils that, um, keep getting added to our pantry.

What can I say? The adorableness of our neighborhood is fully to blame. Turns out that Barcelona’s most charming little bulk/health/natural food store, Casa Perris, happens to be located literally just around the corner from our apartment here. And oh my goodness, you guys, I couldn’t love this little place more.

The shop itself is over 75 years old, and is located on one of my favorite plazas in the neighborhood (which happens to be awash with the most golden sunlight in the mornings when I go grocery shopping). And it is filled every kind of pastas, nut, flours, seeds and spices dried fruits, rices, beans, dried mushrooms,chocolates and jams, and nearly every other bulk ingredient you could imagine…including a literal rainbow of lentils for sale. All in enormous 4-foot burlap bags. Super affordably priced. Right by the register.

I mean, what’s a lentil-loving girl to do?

Perfect my all-time favorite lemony lentil soup recipe, that’s what.

Lemony Lentil Soup Recipe | 1-Minute V >

Well, speaking of adorable neighborhoods, I should note that we’ve specifically been trying to recreate our favorite lentil soup recipe from Barclay’s cute neighborhood Mediterranean restaurant in Kansas City…that’s what.

Anyone in KC will tell you that Aladdin Cafe‘s lentil soup is hands-down the best in the city. And Barclay and I couldn’t agree more. Once a week when he lived there we used to walk down the block and bring home an order of lentil soup to go probably at least. And it was one of the few soups in the world that neither of us ever grew tired of. ( fec to”. So here’s to hoping you all love it too!

I’ve included instructions below for how to make it on the stovetop, or in the slow cooker or Instant Pot. You’re welcome to leave it more chunky if you prefer, though (But honestly, the stovetop route takes about the same amount of time as the Instant Pot, so just a heads up there.) I also recommend pureeing the soup once it has cooked.