This is a favorite comfort food soup! It’s a classic lentil soup: It’s warm, hearty and filling … and it’s even better the second day.

Hearty Lentil Soup

2 tbsp avocado or olive oil
2 onions, diced
1 carrot, chopped
½ tsp dried thyme
½ tsp dried marjoram
4 1/2 cups of vegetable or chicken stock
1 cup lentils (rinsed and drained)
1 pinch salt
¼ cup fresh parsley
1 28-ounce can tomatoes
Optional: crumbled goat cheese (leave out for vegan option)

Heat the oil in a large soup pot and sauté the onions and carrot for 3 to 5 minutes, until they are softened. Add dried herbs and sauté 1 minute.
Add stock, lentils, salt, parsley, and tomatoes and cook, covered, until lentils are tender, about 45 minutes.

When it’s done, place in bowls and serve.

Optional: when serving, put 2 tablespoons of goat each in each bowl before adding the soup for a creamier version.