November 28, 2023

Hearty Lentil Soup


hearty lentil soup healthy vegetarian vegan
Hearty Lentil Soup is easy, filling and made with mostly pantry ingredients. There's nothing quite like a wholesome bowl of lentil soup to warm your body and soul. It is seasoned with a few simple spices and a splash of fresh lemon juice to make the flavors pop. Having a good lentil soup recipe in your repertoire is great for days when you don’t really feel like cooking but want something wholesome on the table quickly. I love how this soup is thick and comforting, and perfect for dunking in hot crusty bread! Are you looking for more delicious soup recipes? Check out some of my favorites!
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5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Dinner, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 carrots diced
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 2 cups French lentils
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp coriander
  • ½ tsp curry
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 28 oz diced tomato pureed or crushed tomatoes
  • 5 cups water vegetable or chicken broth
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Chopped fresh cilantro or parsley for garnish


  • Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion and carrot and cook for 2-3 minutes until the onion is translucent. Add the garlic and cook for another minute.
  • Add the lentils, cumin, coriander, curry and salt, and stir to coat. This step gets all the flavor on the base of the soup.
  • Now add the tomato, water/broth and bay leaves.
  • Stir and increase the heat and bring to simmer.
  • Place lid on and turn heat down to medium low. Simmer for 25-30 minutes or until lentils are soft.
  • Remove bay leaves and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Add the lemon juice just before serving. Garnish with parsley or cilantro if desired and serve with warm crusty bread slathered with butter!
Keyword Dairy-free, gluten-free, healthy, one-pot-meal, vegetarian


  1. Fernando November 30, 2023 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    me. gustaria comerla con arroz blanco

    • Deniz November 30, 2023 at 8:53 pm - Reply

      Si! Con arroz blanco o pan tostado !

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