Lentil Soup

Hello Parents,

This week we learned the story of how Eisav sold the privilege of being the oldest in the family to his brother Yaakov for a pot of lentil soup.  In order to properly experience this story, we in kindergarten had to taste lentil soup.

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It seems it was a hit, as many of the students asked me to share the recipe with their parents. J

I thought I’d share it with you here:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 1 carrot, peeled, and diced
  • ½ medium onion diced

Sauté the vegetables in the olive oil in a four quart pot until soft and translucent.


  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Stir, and sauté for another minute.


  • 1 quart vegetable broth (I used the Imagine broth)
  • 1 15 ounce can diced tomatoes along with the juice
  • 1 ¼ cups lentils, rinsed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Some fresh thyme leaves

Bring to a boil, and lower to a simmer.  Cover and simmer for fifteen-twenty minutes.


  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • More salt and pepper if needed
  • Optional: (I did not do this, but it sounds yummy) 2 ounces fresh spinach leaves

Betayavon!  (Hearty Appetite)


Shabbat Shalom!

Morah Rochel

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