Vegetarian Savory Lentil Soup

Total Time
2hrs 25mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 2 hrs

I have been making this soup for years. It originally came from the New McDougall Cookbook - wonderful low-fat, vegetarian cookbook. I don't know if it is still in publication. I didn't see another one that looked quite like this recipe in the many lentil soup recipes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash lentils and place in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour.
  2. Saute the garlic, onion, scallions and celery in 1/3 cup water until soft. Add to the cooked lentils along with the soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, tomato paste and mustard. Add freshly ground black pepper to taste.
  3. Continue to simmer for 1 hour more, covered for a souplike consistency; uncovered for a gravylike consistency.


Most Helpful

Great recipe Mom! It was so filling and comforting. I addded sliced smoked turkey sausage to mine. Very tasty =)

Annabellascookin November 12, 2007

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