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Lentil Vegetable Soup

Nourish your body with this hearty Lentil Vegetable Soup, perfect for a filling lunch option. Packed with protein-rich lentils and an assortment of colorful vegetables, this vegan soup is not only delicious but also satisfying. With a preparation time of 15 minutes, cooking time of 25 minutes, and serving up to 4 people, this nutritious soup is a great addition to your lunchtime menu.

Lentil Vegetable Soup on table

Health Benefits

This Lentil Vegetable Soup is a nutrient powerhouse. Lentils are a fantastic source of plant-based protein, dietary fiber, iron, and folate. They promote stable blood sugar levels, support heart health, and aid in digestion. The assortment of vegetables, including carrots, celery, and zucchini, provides an abundance of vitamins and minerals that support overall well-being. This soup is low in fat and calories, making it ideal for weight management or those seeking a lighter lunch option. With its colorful and flavorful ingredients, this Lentil Vegetable Soup is a wholesome choice for a nutritious lunch.


• 1 cup dried green lentils, rinsed
• 1 tablespoon olive oil
• 1 onion, diced
• 3 cloves garlic, minced
• 2 carrots, diced
• 2 celery stalks, diced
• 1 zucchini, diced
• 4 cups vegetable broth
• 1 can diced tomatoes
• 1 teaspoon dried thyme
• 1 bay leaf
• Salt and pepper to taste
• Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)


In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the diced onion and minced garlic. Sauté until the onion becomes translucent.

Add the diced carrots, celery, and zucchini to the pot. Cook for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add the rinsed lentils, vegetable broth, diced tomatoes, dried thyme, and bay leaf to the pot. Stir well to combine.

Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Cover the pot and let the soup simmer for about 20-25 minutes, or until the lentils and vegetables are tender.

Season the Lentil Vegetable Soup with salt and pepper to taste.

Serve the soup hot, garnished with chopped fresh parsley.

Bon appétit!

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