Green Lentil Chili/Soup Recipe

Green Lentil Chili Ingredients:

  • 2 Small Roma Tomatoes or 1 Large Tomato
  • *1/2-1 Hatch Chile (Seeds Removed)
  • 1/2-3/4 White or Yellow Onion
  • 1 Tbsp Onion Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Cumin Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Shiitake Mushroom Powder
  • 2 tsp Pink Himalayan Salt
  • **6 Cups Water
  • 2 Cups Green Lentils (rinsed)

Let’s Get Started!

  1. Dice the tomato and onion and set aside. Next cut Hatch Chile in half and remove seeds. Then dice the hatch chile.
  2. Heat 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil in a pot big enough to hold 6 or more cups of water. and add in tomato, onion, and chili. Cook for about 3 minutes.
  3. Add in Onion, Garlic, Cumin, and Mushroom powder, along with the salt. Stir well and cook for another 3 minutes.
  4. Add 6 cups of water and bring to boil.
  5. Sort through Green Lentils and remove “extra” grains that may be in the mix. Rinse the lentils and add to boiling broth.
  6. Bring broth back to boil and then simmer and cover with lid. Let simmer for 45 – 60 mins.

If you tried making this green lentil soup/chili, I’d love to see it. Please tag me online or use the hashtag #MermaidGoesVegan so that I can see your delicious creations. Enjoy!

*Want to make it spicy, I would. Add a Jalapeño with seeds.

**You can add more water to make a soup otherwise, the water will evaporate a bit and create a more chili like consistency. Make sure to taste broth for flavor when adding more water and add more seasonings accordingly.

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