Plain Lentil Soup (Vegan...and low fat too!)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

Delicious, hearty, low fat and high protein soup that doesn't use meat or bones for flavor - just fresh veggies and spices.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash lentils.
  2. Put all ingredients in large pot.
  3. Bring to boil then reduce heat and simmer 40 minutes til lentils are tender.
  4. Blend in blender in batches until all soup is smooth.
  5. Season with salt and pepper.


Most Helpful

This is EXCELLENT. It's on my stove right now, keeping until dinner. I've already eaten a bowl because I couldn't wait! The texture of this is nice and smooth--a bit of grain depending on how finely you process the ingredients once they've cooked. Because I can never make a recipe as is, I added about four cloves of garlic and also a few red pepper flakes (probably a teaspoon.) I also used chicken stock to replace about half of the water, although I realize that changes the vegetarian part of this recipe. THANKS for posting!

spatchcock May 24, 2003

Yummy! I did alter a bit though. Instead of the spices recommemded, I used about a tablespoon of Garam Masala, half tablespoon of fresh grated ginger, and 2 teaspoons of ground cumin and salt to taste. Lovely flavors that are warm and satisfying!

jedi master in training December 18, 2003

Very hearty, filling soup. Easy to make, too. I added a few cloves of garlic, and used vegetable broth for part of the liquid. Only downside is the appearance: brown puree is not the most attractive thing. Oh well, at least it tastes good!

cpenner November 14, 2003

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