vegan and gluten-free red lentil soup recipe
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Red Lentil Soup - vegan

Indulge in a warm and comforting dinner with a bowl of this delicious vegan red lentil soup. Filled with vegetables and seasoned with warm spices, it is healthy and hearty!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Soaking Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Gluten-free, Middle Eastern, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: carrot recipe, Lentil recipe
Servings: 2 as main
Calories: 276kcal


  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 inch ginger chopped
  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 to mato chopped
  • 500 ml vegetable stock
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 lemon

for garnish

  • freshly grated nutmeg
  • fresh parsley


  • Wash the red lentils under running water in a fine colander and soak for about 30 mins.
  • Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a stock pot. When the oil is hot, add garlic, ginger, carrots and onions. Add a little salt. Mix well and cook covered for 5 mins.
  • Add the tomatoes and turmeric powder. Mix well and cook for a couple of minutes.
  • Drain the red lentils and add to the pot, pour in stock, bay leaf, and a little pepper powder. Mix well and bring the soup to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for about 10 minutes till the lentils are soft. Add more water as required.
  • Remove from heat and using a hand blender directly in the stock pot, blend the soup until smooth and creamy.
  • Stir in lemon juice and ladle into soup bowls. Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg, lemon slice and parsley.


  • Along with carrots and onions, you can also add some potatoes to the vegetables in the soup.
  • If you like the soup a little chunky, blend only half. Red lentils when cooked become very soft anyway.
  • Nutritional Information is the approximate information for 1 of 2 servings as a main dish.


Calories: 276kcal | Carbohydrates: 31.7g | Protein: 8.2g | Fat: 14.2g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Fiber: 7.8g | Sugar: 10.2g