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Vegetarian lentil soup

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  • Author: Caroline Phelps
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Boiling
  • Cuisine: French
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Quick, simple and healthy recipe for vegetarian lentil soup.


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  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 8 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 1/2 cup lentils
  • 3 stalks celery, finely chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped (optional)
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Rinse the lentil in cold water and drain.
  2. In a large pot over medium heat, add olive oil, garlic, onions and bell peppers, and cook for 3 minutes until onions are soft. Add carrots and celery and cook for another 3 minutes.
  3. Add vegetable broth and lentils, and bring to a boil. Add cilantro and bay leaves, lower heat to a simmer, cover and cook for 30 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and serve.


Keep this soup in a storage container and refrigerate for up to 4 days.


  • Serving Size: 1 bowl
  • Calories: 261
  • Sugar: 7.2g
  • Sodium: 792mg
  • Fat: 5.4g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 42.7g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Protein: 13g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
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