Recipe makes a gallon and a half.

1 large onion, diced
2 carrots, grated
5 large tomatoes, diced
3 ribs of celery
2 garlic cloves
3 cups uncooked lentils
2 bay leaves (helps with production of excess gas)
2 tsp. cumin

olive oil to taste
salt to taste

Place parsley or cilantro on top to make look pretty

Soak lentils overnight. Rinse and add new water. Add bay leaves to lentils. Bring water close to a boil then turn off stove and cover. Let sit until they are fully cooked. Strain lentils if you want thicker soup. Prepare all the vegetables by sauting them with desired amount of water. Cook until desired tenderness. Add water and vegetables to lentils. Add water if if the soup is too thick. Add the cumin. It’s done. Bon Apetite!