Vegetarian Lentil Soup

Warm, hearty, and comforting, this vegetarian lentil soup is packed with veggies, protein, and flavor! Serve with a light salad and crusty bread. 

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One of my favorite soups is lentil soup. There are so many variations that I’ve tried over the years, but my favorite, without a doubt, is my mama’s vegetarian lentil soup. The spices, vegetables, and brown lentils in this soup, not only fill the stomach, but warm the soul!  I grew up eating this soup and I can’t wait to serve it to Benaiah one day too.

Another thing I love about this dish? It’s super easy. All you have to do is chop some veggies, saute them for a little while, throw in some spices, lentils and stock, simmer for one hour and tada- homemade, delicious, lentil soup.

I’ve actually shared this recipe before, but I needed to revamp the pictures! So, here it is again!

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I usually serve this soup with either a light salad and rolls. Warm carbs + hearty soup = bliss.

Vegetarian Lentil Soup

  • 1 small onion 
  • 2 tbsp. Olive oil or coconut oil 
  • 1  green pepper
  • 1 small potato 
  • 1 small sweet potato 
  • 2 large carrots
  • 2 ribs celery 
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin 
  • 3/4 tsp. allspice
  • 1 tsp. salt 
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 1/2 c. dried lentils
  • 6 cups vegetable stock 


Dice all vegetables. Saute onion in olive oil in a large pot until translucent. Add all other vegetables and saute for three minutes. Add spices and saute a minute more. Once all veggies are sauted, add the dried lentils and vegetable stock. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Simmer for an hour and serve hot. Enjoy!

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I hope you guys enjoy this soup as much as my family does!

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Questions of the Day 

  1. What is your favorite kind of soup?
  2. Do you like lentils?
  3. What is one of your favorite family recipes?