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This lentil vegetable soup is a favorite of my boys and so easy to make. I think one of the reasons they like it is that I chop all of the vegetables really small. And, like most of the soups I make, if you don’t have an ingredient, such as carrot or spinach, leave it out or substitute another favorite ingredient.

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A quick and easy lentil vegetable soup recipe that wows kids and adults alike.

Ingredients

  • 2 small onions, finely chopped
  • 2 carrots, finely chopped
  • 6 small white potatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 16-ounce bag brown lentils
  • 1 15.5-ounce can fire roasted tomatoes, diced
  • 8 cups vegetable broth or water
  • 1-2 cups finely chopped spinach
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients, except the spinach, and cook on low for 2 hours. Add the spinach about 5 minutes before the soup is done. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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Jane15 hours ago
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I thought this recipe seemed bland and lacked spices, so I added garlic, paprika, salt and pepper. I also used Rotel tomatoes instead of fire roasted. It was still bland. So I added some salsa and lime juice. I still think it’s kind of bland. I don’t think I’ll make it again.

Dee1 week ago
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Is the spinach baby spinach or silverbeet?

Stephanie3 days ago
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I thought this was an instant pot recipe because it said cook on low. But that definitely did not get the soup done. Can you specify that it is cooked on the stove in a pot?

Jill1 week ago
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Hi how long would this be cooked for in the Instant Pot?
Thanks!

Audrey Gerrard2 weeks ago
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Have just got recipe and cant wait to cook this soup. Sounds delicious!

Paula3 weeks ago
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The picture has corn, but not listed as an ingredient!

Bettyanne2 days ago
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Actually, those are the lentils. But, you gave me the idea to also add some corn. 🙂

Luanne O1 month ago
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Delicious, satisfying soup. Thank you.

Sandy2 days ago
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Not corn its lentils in the picture

Rebekah Welch2 months ago
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Delicious! I’ve made this a couple times. I like to double the spinach and use organic vegetable broth.

Nancy Flynn2 months ago
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I made this soup this afternoon. I added more carrots, additional celery & garlic too. I seasoned it with lots of freshly ground black pepper. It’s delicious and super healthy too

Shah rukh khan2 months ago
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agreed sheila

Sheila ki Jawani2 months ago
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beautiful soup

Jessica Mahon4 months ago
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This just might be my favorite so far if the soup!!!! I have loved each and everyone but this to me YUM SO easy! Cheap !!! Delicious!!!!

Barb Noon4 months ago
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It’s such a beautiful soup! I wasn’t sure whether to drain or rinse the diced fire-roasted tomatoes, but there wasn’t much juice anyway, so it probably is okay either way. I drained them.
I’m giving some of it to a friend whose mother-in-law just died, and then my friend got sick. These veggies will bring her back to health!

Deb4 months ago
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Do the potatoes get mushy from cooking for 2 hours? I’m thinking I’m going to add them 20 minutes before it’s done just in case.

Deb4 months ago
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Can I sub split green peas for the lentils in the veggie soup recipe?

Michelle4 months ago
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You absolutely can. Just allow more cooking time, as split peas need more time than lentils

Cindy Corgan5 months ago
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I tried this recipe last night after reading the comments/reviews. This did not disappoint! I loved the taste and it was super easy! I added about 3/4 of a tablespoon of chopped fennel and extra garlic for my liking. I will definitely try this again.

Jaimie4 months ago
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Is this made in the crockpot?

Megan5 months ago
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A regular at our house!

Diana5 months ago
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Seems like a good base recipe! I’m Italian and lentils are a staple for us. I will be adding more spices here, such as garlic and Italian seasonings, maybe even some crushed fennel seeds and a bay leaf, along with diced celery. This can also work well in the crockpot if the onions, carrots and celery are sautéed ahead of time. Looking forward to trying the recipe!

Jenn5 months ago
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If the potatoes and onions are fineky chopped, can I substitue one large onion and 2 large potatoes…or maybe imperic measurments would be more approoriate?

Martha Waltien5 months ago
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We make lentil soup using about 10 well chopped vegetables. Two ingredients that seem to make a big difference are cut fresh green beans and sliced Shiitake mushrooms. Also, zucchini is an excellent vegetable to use in part because it goes so well with tomato sauce.

jan5 months ago
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the photo shows corn in the soup but not in the recipe..

Patricia5 months ago
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I thought it was corn too but it’s the lentils.

Teresa Lagoski5 months ago
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Great simple recipe! From experience, one really wants to sauté the onions first as they can be crunchy and not as flavorful if not. And a pinch of almost any garden herbs would add much to this, summer savory especially.

Beth Wallace5 months ago
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I recommend sauteeing your onions and carrots in some water or stock before adding the tomatoes.

Clifford5 months ago
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I have broccoli , cauliflower, and half pound of Brussel sprouts to throw into this soup too…. should work..??

Kathy5 months ago
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Absolutely delicious.
Stir often to prevent lentils from sticking to bottom.

shannon thibodeaux5 months ago
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I would like to try this

Hindy Pearson5 months ago
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I can’t get fire roasted tomatoes where I live. Would it still be good if I just used a regular can of tomatoes?

AG5 months ago
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Yes!

Henrietta Aline Wolf6 months ago
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What’s a good brand of vegetable broth?

Donna5 months ago
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I use “Better than Bouillion” vegetable base. It’s concentrated so you just use a couple tablespoons with water.

Linda L6 months ago
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I use Pacific brand soup…low sodium, organic. It comes as vegetable, beef or chicken, 32 oz container. I use it whenever water is called for a base. Adds so much flavor.

Pam6 months ago
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This is such an easy soup to prepare, and it’s hearty and delicious! I make it often in the fall and winter. I use Pacific Foods Organic Vegetable Broth – Low Sodium.

Sue Neild6 months ago
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I agree with the majority. Excellent, hearty soup. I added garlic and did it in my instant pot as someone else mentioned so it was complete in under 30 minutes. Shared it with friends and family and they all loved it. Thanks for the recipe.

Tess Atkin6 months ago
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Hi Sue, how long did you pressure cook for and was it a QR? Thanks.

chassie bousman6 months ago
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What are the calories and nutrition facts for this soup?

Gwenda Bowman7 months ago
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Love this

Gwenda Bowman7 months ago
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Would love more recipes

Jessica7 months ago
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I loved this! Next time I’ll add another can of tomatoes and a ton of ground thyme, but that’s just personal preference!

LT8 months ago
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Serve over mashed potatoes! So delicious and savory!

Kaka8 months ago
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Oven cook or stove top?

LT8 months ago
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I do stove top!

Caroline Krastev8 months ago
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So delicious! My husband wants me to make this every week! Simple and hearty to eat as a meal.

Tammy8 months ago
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Soup

Susannah6 months ago
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Love this simple recipe!!! I have been making this for a long time…especially tonight as it’s getting very cold in the northeast!

Pam V8 months ago
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Excellent soup!!!! So simple to make. Cut up vegetables throw in pot then cook. Doesn’t get any easier than that. Tasted great. I did not add any salt, pepper or any other seasoning, and it tasted great. Would HIGHLY recommend.

Chris S.9 months ago
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This is great as is, or as a base to experiment with. I just made a batch with the addition of garlic, celery, Italian seasoning blend, and smoked paprika. I cooked it under pressure for 15 minutes in the Instant Pot, followed by a 10 minute natural pressure release. I make this, (with variations), regularly.

Janice2 days ago
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Thanks so much. I was wondering about cooking time for instant pot.

Cheryl REEVES11 months ago
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For Carrie!

Shelly Zikmund11 months ago
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Loved the soup! I did make a few minor tweaks. I added an extra carrot and two small potatoes, two celery stocks and one tomato. I also soaked the lentils overnight so that they would be ready for today. I also ran the immersion blender for about 20 seconds To thicken up the soup. Overall it’s phenomenal and I would make it again in a heartbeat.

Stacey Coia Gabryszek12 months ago
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Sooooooo good!

Alissa Bartlett1 year ago
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Great

Freida1 year ago
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yummy soup-
I added 28oz of marzano tomatoes

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Heather McDougall is the director of the McDougall Program in Santa Rosa, California. Heather also develops healthy, family-friendly recipes for the McDougall Newsletter.

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