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RECIPE: Lunchtime Vegan Lentil Soup

Lentil soup is a vegan comfort food that is always sure to hit the spot.

Lentils are a great source of fiber, magnesium, and protein. They also help lower cholesterol and risk of heart disease. If you’re interested in starting your journey into veganism, lentils should be a part of your vegan grocery list. You can learn more about them in our Lentils Guide.

You can prepare a batch of vegan lentil soup in advance, and reheat a little whenever you’re looking for a quick lunchtime meal. Here are instructions on how you can make your own soup!

Kimberly’s Favorite Lunchtime Vegan Lentil Soup


vegan lentil soup

  • 1 can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 chopped white onion
  • 2 cups lentils
  • 8 cups water
  • ½ cup sliced baby spinach
  • 2 tbsp vinegar
  • 2 chopped celery stalks
  • 2 minced garlic cloves (or garlic powder to taste)
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 8 diced baby carrots
  • 1 bay leaf
  • oregano (about 1 tsp)
  • salt & pepper to taste


  1. Turn your stove to medium heat.
  2. Add olive oil, onions, carrots and celery, then stir frequently until the onion turns from white to clear.
  3. Gradually stir in your spices and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add lentils, tomatoes and water.
  5. Stir occasionally until the soup comes to a boil, then reduce your heat and simmer for at least an hour and a half.
  6. When you’re ready to eat, stir in the vinegar and baby spinach until the spinach wilts. After that, pour in a bowl and you’re ready to eat!

Do you want more recipes for soup? Check out our Vegan Clam Chowder recipe!

Do you have any favorite recipes with lentils? Share with us in the comments below!


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  • Reply
    June 23, 2014 at 8:23 am

    This sounds great…question about the vinegar…is it an option…everything sounds good until I got to that part…I have never had or cooked husband ask me to purchase Lentils awhile back but I have yet to try them…this recipe sounds perfect.

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    June 15, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    I am new to the vegan lifestyle. I am trying different vegan recipes and I must say that this one is a keeper. I love it!

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    June 14, 2014 at 10:54 am

    Thank you! I am new to the Vegan world so please, please keep the receipe coming.
    I get hungry quicker without eating meat need more hearty meal and snack suggestions.

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    Jacqueline farmer
    May 6, 2014 at 11:04 am

    I love lentils as well as black beans. My goal is to be totally vegan by July. I’m always looking for new recipes. Jacqueline

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      Liz McGill
      June 14, 2014 at 4:48 pm

      This is a great recipe, I too am trying to become a Vegan. I’m happy to see something that I can call comfort food 🙂

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    May 5, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    I love your recipe Elise. I love a good Lentil soup. a half of steamed sweet potato is also delicious with the lentil soup. Healthy and hearty.

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    May 5, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Im always looking to try other ways of preparing my dishes. tried your lentel soup recipe today for linch and it was delicious.

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