Recipe: Lentil Soup

Try this hearty and healthy meatless lentil soup. It’s a recipe your family is sure to love!


  • 3 tablespoons ghee *(for vegan recipe substitute with 3 tbsp. olive oil)
  • 2 cups of brown lentil
  • 1 large onion
  • 1/4 cup of orzo pasta (or pasta of choice)
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 8 cups of chicken stock *(for vegan recipe substitute with vegetable stock or water)
  • 3 tablespoons of dried mint
  • 3 tablespoons of salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

Garnish (optional):

  • Fresh mint
  • Aleppo pepper
  • Olive oil



  1. Chop onion while your pot is heating on stove.
  2. Add ghee to warm pot and melt.
  3. Add onions and caramelize.
  4. Wash lentils in large bowl under running water while onions caramelize.
  5. Add lentils to pot and stir.
  6. Add chicken stock and bring to boil.
  7. Bring down the heat and let simmer for 45 min.
  8. Add orzo pasta and stir.
  9. Smash garlic cloves, and add to pot.
  10. Add dry mint and cook for another 20 min.
  11. Add salt and pepper.
  12. Serve in individual bowls and garnish with fresh mint and Aleppo pepper with a drizzle of olive oil.



Shushan Darzian is the founder and owner of Ladybugs Catering & Events. Her passion for food, presentation and exquisite detail drive her mission to provide outstanding service for her clients. As a former educator, she is committed to life-longing learning and loves to travel. She resides in Southern California with her husband and two sons.