It’s chilly out! Make a warm, hearty soup to keep you warm. Canadian Living has an awesome Lentil & Vegetable Soup recipe that is sure to be a winner in your kitchen!
In large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; fry onion, garlic, celery, potato, herb seasoning, salt and pepper, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened, about 5 minutes.
Add stock and green lentils; bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
Using potato masher, mash soup until slightly thickened but still chunky. Add carrot, peas, corn and tomato paste; simmer, covered, until carrots are tender, about 10 minutes. Stir in lemon juice. (Make-ahead: Let cool for 30 minutes; refrigerate until cold. Cover and refrigerate in airtight container for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 2 weeks. Reheat to serve.)
Ladle into bowls; garnish with Cheddar cheese (if using) and parsley.