You are here: Home » Recipes » Herbed Spaetzle and Lentil Soup Herbed Spaetzle and Lentil Soup Recipe by Relish Contributor Yield 6 servings Lentils and spaetzle (tiny dumplings) star in this the heart, comforting soup. PrintEmail Ingredients 1 tablespoon canola oil1 large onion, chopped fine2 medium carrots, peeled and chopped2 ribs celery, chopped3 medium garlic cloves, minced1 bay leaf1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme leaves1 cup (8-ounces) lentils, rinsed and picked over for small stones6 cups vegetable broth or water Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley leaves1 recipe of Herbed Spaetzle (see recipe) Instructions Heat oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add onions, carrots, celery, garlic, bay leaf and thyme leaves. Saute 2 minutes; add lentils and broth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 45 minutes until lentils are tender. Season with salt, pepper and parsley. Add cooled spaetzle and heat through.