Hearty Lentil, Pesto and Colby Soup

  • prep time15 min
  • total time 30 min
  • serves 4-6

This delicious lentil soup recipe is perfect for warming up on cooler nights. Brought to you by Dairy Farmers of Canada

12 Ratings
Directions for: Hearty Lentil, Pesto and Colby Soup


1 Tbsp (15 ) butter

1 onion, chopped

2 celery stalks, finely sliced

1 large carrot, diced

2 cup (500 ml) sodium-reduced vegetable or

1 can (540 ml) diced tomatoes

1 cup (250 ml) green cabbage, cut into pieces

1 cup (250 ml) green and/or yellow beans, cut into 1? (2.5 cm) lengths

1 can (540 ml) green lentils, rinsed

2 Tbsp (30 ml) homemade or store-bought pesto

1 ½ cup (375 ml) Canadian Colby, grated or diced


1. In a large saucepan, melt butter on medium heat and brown onions, celery and carrot for 3–4 minutes.

2. Add broth, tomatoes, cabbage and beans.

3. Bring to a boil and let simmer 5 minutes.

4. Add lentils and pesto. Let simmer 5 more minutes.

5. Divide into bowls and garnish generously with Colby. Savour.

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