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Vegan Lentil Soup

User Rating 5 Star Rating (2 Reviews)


Lentil Soup
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This vegan lentil soup recipe has been a staple in my household for years. Inexpensive and easy to make, you'll come back to this recipe again and again.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Yield: 6-8 servings


  • 3 T. olive oil
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 3 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 t. cumin
  • 1 t. dried basil
  • 1/4 t. salt, plus more to taste
  • 1 cup peeled chopped carrots (I julienne mine and then chop)
  • 1 14-ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 6 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups dry green lentils
  • Ground black pepper, to taste


1. In a large stock pock, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat, adding the onions, garlic and celery once hot. Stirring often, cook until the onion is fragrant and tender, about 4-6 minutes. Add the cumin, dried basil, and salt, and cook for 2 minutes more, stirring constantly. Add the carrots, crushed tomatoes, vegetable broth, water, and lentils. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until the lentils and carrots are soft. Add salt and pepper to taste, and serve hot.

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 5 out of 5
Our Sunday Meal, Member iloveveggies2

I make this every Sunday for my family and end up snacking on it for the rest of the day. They look forward to it! Serve with quinoa on top.

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