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Healthy Lentil Soup

Healthy, healthy, healthy! This nutritious soup fairly screams healthy and good for you. Chock full of veggies and protein packed lentils, this hearty, and delicious soup is low in calories and full of vitamins, most notably vitamins A & C, plus iron, folate, and fiber.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Dish, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy soup recipes, lentil soup recipes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 383kcal
Author: Sharon Rigsby


  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped carrots
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1-2 cloves finely minced garlic
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 pound lentils rinsed
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes with juice 14.5 oz cans
  • 2 quarts chicken or vegetable stock preferably home made
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • lemon juice or balsamic vinegar Optional*


  • Finely chop all of your veggies.
  • Add olive oil to a large dutch oven and place over medium heat. Once your pan is hot, add your veggies and salt. Cook approximately 6-7 minutes or until the veggies are soft and your onions are translucent.
  • Add the lentils, diced tomatoes with juice, chicken or vegetable broth, and spices. Mix well. Turn the heat to high and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for approximately 45 minutes or until the lentils are tender.
  • Optional, add a splash of lemon juice or balsamic vinegar to each serving if desired.
  • Serve immediately.




Calories: 383kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 121.8mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 41g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 3300IU | Vitamin C: 7.4mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 7mg