VEGAN LENTIL SOUP

 
 
 
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WHY THIS MADE THE CUT


Legumes, a class of veggies that includes beans, peas and lentils, are among the most versatile and nutritious foods out there. Plant-based protein at its finest! Except for the summer, it’s rare we don’t eat at least one bowl of lentil soup per day. Make a big pot once a week and toss it in the refrigerator. Reheats easy in the microwave and really fills you up. 

 

INGREDIENTS


Core Ingredients:

  • Lentils
  • Onions
  • Carrots

Optional Ingredients:

  • Garlic
  • Celery 
  • Bay leaf
  • Lemon juice
  • Vegetable broth
  • Coconut cream
  • Curry paste
 

DIRECTIONS


This recipe is for a basic lentil soup but don’t let that fool you. The combination of these ingredients is more than the sum of the parts. There’s nothing more comforting than a warm bowl of lentils in the winter. Once you’ve mastered this basic recipe, experiment with adding coconut cream and curry spices, it’s one of our favorite variations.

  1. Saute veggies - Heat up a soup pot with a little oil then add the onions, carrots and any other optional veggies you’d like.
  2. Add broth - Water also works if you don’t have any veggie broth handy.
  3. Add lentils - Sort and rinse them first.
  4. Add optional ingredients - If you’re feeling adventurous now is the time to toss in any other optional ingredients.
 

PLANT60 APPROVED RECIPES


We absolutely love this classic vegan lentil soup recipe video from plant-based athlete Neen Williams!

 
 

This super simple lentil soup from Serious Eats is the serious dank! Don't slip on this one.