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Vegetarian Lentil Soup


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Vegetarian Lentil Soup

You can make this with any lentils, but I prefer the Puy French Green Lentils, they retain their shape more and have a nice flavor. If you don't like stuff in your soup, you can try pureeing this for a thick creamy consistency my children preferred.


  • Prep Time : 10 min
  • Cook Time : 30 min
  • Ready Time : 40 min




  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 leeks, chopped fine
  • 1 large carrot, diced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup Puy lentils, rinsed
  • 5-6 cups vegetable stock or water mixed with bouillion of choice
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/2 bunch lacinato kale or any leafy green, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Parmesan cheese (optional)


Heat the olive oil in a medium to large pot over medium heat. When hot, add the leeks, carrot and thyme. Stir and  cook for 5 -7 minutes. Then add the garlic and cook another minute.

Add the lentils and the stock and adjust flavorings to taste with salt and pepper.  Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat and simmer for 30 minutes or until the lentils are tender and the water is reduced to your desired consistency. Stir occasionally. Add the parsley and spinach and stir just until wilted.  Transfer to bowl and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese if desired.



Servings Per Recipe: 4

Amount Per Serving

  • Calories: 240
  • Total Fat: 4g
  • Sodium: 400-800mg
  • Total Carbs: 41g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 9g
  • Protein: 20g


About Tamar Genger MA, RD


Tamar lives in New York and is the mother of three amazing children, a Registered Dietitian, professor of Nutrition, and as you can probably guess, a foodie! Tamar loves to travel with her family and visits kosher restaurants wherever she goes. Although she loves the sights, she spends more time talking about the restaurants and food she ate! As a mom and a nutritionist, Tamar tries to balance her passion for healthy cooking with her insatiable desire for chocolate!




2 Responses to Vegetarian Lentil Soup

  1. I do something very similar. I should share my recipe soon. I love hearty lentil soups.

  2. avatar says: Regina

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe. It’s been cold in Northern California, and coming across your soup was wonderful. So simple to make, and yet, so delicious; perfect for this cold season. My daughter said, this could be a restaurant soup. Yum!

    Keep those wonderful recipes coming.
    Best wishes,

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