Easy to Cook The Best Vegan Lentil Soup


  • 1 cup dried green or brown lentils, cleaned and drained.
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • (Adjust to taste) 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups chopped spinach or kale
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • For garnish, use freshly chopped cilantro or parsley.


  1. Prepare Lentils:

  • Rinse the lentils thoroughly under cold water. Drain and set aside.
  1. Sauté Vegetables:

  • Olive oil should be warmed up in a large pot over medium heat. Onion, carrots, and celery should all be chopped. Sauté for about 5-7 minutes until the vegetables start to soften.
  1. Add Spices:

  • Add the minced garlic, ground cumin, turmeric, paprika, ground coriander, red pepper flakes, and bay leaf. Cook for one to two more minutes, or until fragrant.
  1. Cook Lentils and Broth:

  • Add the rinsed lentils to the pot. Pour in the vegetable broth and diced tomatoes (with their juices). Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir to combine.
  1. Simmer:

  • Reduce the heat after bringing the soup to a boil. When the lentils are done, cover the pot and boil the soup for 25 to 30 minutes.
  1. Add Greens and Lemon Juice:

  • Stir in the chopped spinach or kale and let it wilt into the soup. Remove the bay leaf. Lemon juice can be added to brighten the flavors.
  1. Adjust Seasoning:

  • Taste the soup and adjust the seasoning, adding more salt, pepper, or spices if needed.
  1. Serve:

  • Ladle the hot soup into bowls. Add freshly chopped parsley or cilantro as a garnish.
  1. Enjoy:

  • Serve the vegan lentil soup with some crusty bread or a side salad for a complete meal.

you can add bell peppers or zucchini and the seasonings to your choice, Take pleasure in your filling Best Vegan Lentil Soup!

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