Lentils are such a wonderful dish! This recipe for easy lentil soup can be served as a side dish with grilled fish or chicken, or enjoyed as a main course along with warm bread and a side salad.
The great news is that this recipe for easy lentil soup is very flexible. I like to include ham or bacon for extra flavor, but if you’re looking for a vegan dish, feel free to stick with all veggies! If you have a favorite broth or stock, you are welcome to use that in place of water.
Lentils are delicious for lunch or dinner served with warm, fresh bread, atop a bowl of simple white rice, or alongside a crispy fried egg. They’re also delicious alongside other Middle Eastern delights like hummus, Baba ganoush, and stuffed grape leaves.
I love a dollop of Greek yogurt atop my lentils; as the yogurt melts into the warm soup, the dish develops a wonderful creamy tang. So good!