Hello, all.  Today I want to share with you a recipe for lentil soup that I modified.  I love lentil soup, especially in the fall and winter, but I wanted to personalize it a bit.  In this post I'm going to share the recipe on the Goya lentils bag, my modified version, and photos to really get you craving some delicious, easy, and healthy soup.

Ok, so I didn't really follow the recipe at all that Goya suggests, but I'm always modifying recipes, so this should be no surprise.

Goya Recipe:

1/2 lb Goya dry lentils
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1/4 smoked ham or sausage (um, no)
1 small onion, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 Goya Chicken or Beef Bouillion  (also, no)
4 cups water
salt and pepper to taste

My Recipe: (I believe in a more logical order)
4 cups water
1/2 lb Goya dry lentils (or any brand)
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Roma tomatoes, chopped
1 zucchini, chopped
1/4 a large onion, chopped
a dash (to taste) of:
  • salt
  • pepper
  • Cajun seasoning
  • paprika
  • dill
Then I combined the ingredients in a pot, and brought the soup to a boil.  Then I lowered the heat, covered the soup, and simmered until the lentils and vegetables were tender.

Tip:  Check the soup often to make sure you don't need to add water, and if the lentils aren't tender and you're boiling all the water off, just add water.

I can't recommend time because I have a gas stove, and time is never correct on anything with a gas stove, but just check it periodically over the course of about an hour.

To serve, place soup in a bowl, add fresh chopped chives, and enjoy!


 Add some hot sauce to your bowl of lentil soup.  It's delicious!!