Vegetarian Lentil Soup Recipe

Vegetarian Lentil Soup Recipe

How To Make Vegetarian Lentil Soup

It’s time for a healthy meal! Learn how to make this lentil soup that is purely vegetarian and highly delicious. Grab those green lentils and let’s cook!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 40 minutes
Total: 50 minutes



  • 1tbspolive oil
  • 1yellow onion,chopped
  • 4garlic cloves,minced
  • 1largecarrot,chopped
  • 1celery stalk,chopped
  • 2cupsdried green lentils
  • 3largetomatoes,diced
  • 2mediumpotatoes,diced into 1-inch pieces
  • 8cupschicken stock
  • 2tspvegetable stock powder
  • 2tsppaprika
  • 1tspcumin,ground
  • 1tbspthyme,fresh chopped, optional
  • ¼cupfresh parsley,plus extra to garnish
  • Salt and pepper,to taste


  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan or pot over low-medium heat. Cook onion until transparent.

  2. Then add the garlic and cook until fragrant. Add the carrot and celery and cook until softened for about 8 minutes.

  3. Mix the lentils through the flavours in the pot, allowing them to cook for a couple of minutes while stirring occasionally.

  4. Add in the tomatoes and cook until soft, then add the potatoes and allow them to cook for a further 4 to 5 minutes.

  5. Mix through all remaining ingredients except the salt and pepper. Increase heat; bring to a simmer while stirring occasionally to prevent sticking to the bottom.

  6. When the soup has been simmering for 2 to 3 minutes, reduce heat down to Low, cover with a lid allow simmer for 40 to 50 minutes, while occasionally stirring, until lentils and potatoes are soft.

  7. Season with salt and pepper, to your tastes. Garnish with a little extra parsley and serve with garlic bread!

Recipe Notes

To thicken the soup, use a potato masher, pressing down 3 or 4 times through the soup until reaching your desired thickness or consistency.


  • Calories: 341.51kcal
  • Fat: 5.49g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.16g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.81g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.10g
  • Carbohydrates: 54.85g
  • Fiber: 8.29g
  • Sugar: 7.96g
  • Protein: 20.18g
  • Cholesterol: 7.20mg
  • Sodium: 1016.75mg
  • Calcium: 61.26mg
  • Potassium: 1056.02mg
  • Iron: 4.90mg
  • Vitamin A: 127.16µg
  • Vitamin C: 26.34mg
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