Vegetarian Lentil Soup Recipe (Low-Fat, Low-Cal and Gluten-Free)

    55 min
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Lentil soup is one of those recipes that should be in every cook's repertoire. Lentils are available in most grocery stores and are high in protein, healthy and very cheap. This vegetarian lentil soup recipe uses plenty of seasonings to perk up the soup, including thyme, bay leaves and a bit of lemon juice to brighten all the flavors. Enjoy this traditional and warming dish!

I always recommend using sea salt or kosher salt for the best flavor, and this recipe is no exception. Trust me, it makes a difference.

This lentil soup is vegetarian, vegan, low-calorie and low-fat, and with all those lentils, it's also surprisingly high in protein, with nearly 19 grams per serving. If you use a fresh homemade vegetable broth, this recipe is also gluten-free.

You may also want to try this crockpot lentil soup recipe.

See also: More easy vegetarian recipes

What You'll Need

  • 1 tsp vegetable oil (canola oil, sunflower oil or any kind of cooking oil)
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 carrot, sliced
  • 4 cups vegetable broth (or use a combination of water and vegetable bouillon cubes)
  • 1 cup dry lentils (you want regular brown lentils - NOT red lentils to make this soup!)
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • dash salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tsp lemon juice (optional, but delicious)

How to Make It