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Vegetarian Lentil Soup Recipe (Low-Fat, Low-Cal and Gluten-Free)

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Vegetarian Lentil Soup Recipe (Low-Fat, Low-Cal and Gluten-Free)
Lentil soup is one of those recipes that should be in every cook's repertoire. Lentils are available in most grocery stores and are high in protein, healthy and very cheap. This vegetarian lentil soup recipe uses plenty of spices to perk up the soup. Enjoy this traditional and warming dish!

This lentil soup is vegetarian, vegan, low-calorie and low-fat. If you use a fresh homemade vegetable broth, this recipe is also gluten-free.

You may also want to try this crockpot lentil soup recipe.

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 4 servings of lentil soup


  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 carrot sliced
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup dry lentils
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • dash salt
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice


In a large pot, sautee the onions and carrot in the vegetable oil for 3-5 minutes until onions turn clear.

Add the vegetable broth, lentils, pepper, thyme, bay leaves and salt.

Reduce heat to a simmer. Cover and cook until lentils are soft, about 45 minutes. Remove bay leaves and stir in lemon juice before serving. Makes 4 servings of lentil soup.

Nutrition Facts (from Calorie CountOne serving provides approximately:
Calories: 230, Calories from Fat: 27
Total Fat: 3.0g, 5% Saturated Fat: 0.7g, 3%
Cholesterol: 0mg, 0%
Sodium: 852mg, 36%
Total Carbohydrates: 33.0g, 11%
Dietary Fiber: 15.6g, 62%
Sugars: 4.6g
Protein: 18.7g
Vitamin A 37%, Vitamin C 12%, Calcium 5%, Iron 28%, Based on a 2000 calorie diet

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Made dinner whilst preparing lunch!, Guest

This is the third time I've used this recipe as a starting point for making lentil soup. I have to say, I love the ease in which I can add so many different flavours and vegetables while staying true to this recipe. Today, whilst putting together a salad for lunch, I was able to prepare dinner at the same time. All that's left is to make a loaf of peasant bread to go with it, but I'll wait for that until it gets closer to dinner time.

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