The image shows a bowl of lentil soup with chunks of feta on top. The soup is thick and hearty, with visible pieces of vegetables and lentils throughout. The feta adds a creamy and salty contrast to the soup.
To make the soup, start by sautéing diced onions, carrots, and celery in a large pot with olive oil. Once the vegetables have softened, add minced garlic and spices like cumin and coriander. Then, add rinsed and drained lentils and vegetable or chicken broth. Let the soup simmer on low heat until the lentils are cooked through and soft.
To finish the soup, use an immersion blender or transfer part of the soup to a blender to puree some of the lentils and vegetables into a creamy base. Add salt and pepper to taste, and serve the soup hot with crumbled feta on top.
This lentil soup with feta is a satisfying and healthy meal that can be enjoyed as a main dish or as a starter soup. Lentils are high in protein and fiber, and the addition of feta cheese provides a source of calcium and healthy fats. This recipe can easily be adapted to include other vegetables like spinach or kale, or even some sliced sausage or bacon for a heartier soup.