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Lentil Soup with Goat Cheese | https://forthefeast.com #soup #recipe

Lentil Soup with Goat Cheese

  • Author: Carrie Pacini
  • Prep Time: 30
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 60
  • Category: Meals


  • 3 tbsp of Olive Oil
  • 1 1/2 cups of chopped White Onion
  • 1 1/2 cups of chopped Carrot
  • 1 Stalk of Celery finely sliced
  • 1 Clove of Garlic
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 8 cups of Vegetable Broth
  • 1 1/2 cups of Lentils (sorted and rinsed)
  • 4 Roma Tomatoes Diced
  • 1 log of Goat Cheese
  • 3 to 4 tbsp of Chopped Italian Parsley (a little reserved for color)
  • Salt and Pepper to your taste


  • 5 links of sliced cooked sausage or 1 round of ham cubed or 5 Slices of cooked bacon
  • Aged Balsamic Vinegar to drizzle over goat cheese


  1. Carefully pick over the lentils and rinse them.
  2. In a large heavy saucepan heat the oil then stir in the onions, and cook until soft.
  3. Add the celery and carrot and cook for about 5 minutes.
  4. Add the lentils coating them with the mixture in the pan.
  5. Add the vegetable stock, garlic clove, bay leaf and 3 tbsp of chopped parsley.
  6. Season with salt and pepper and let simmer over moderate heat for about 30 minutes.
  7. After 30 minutes take out the bay leaf and garlic clove.
  8. Serve with a dab of goat cheese and diced tomatoes.


  1. Add the meat after the carrots if you decide to make a meaty version of this soup.
  2. Drizzle balsamic vinegar over the goat cheese.


  • Serving Size: 5

Keywords: Soup, Meals, Italian Dishes, Lentil Soup