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One-Pot Veggie Lentil Soup

30 min

Soup

One-bowl / one-pot

Freezer-friendly

This hearty vegetable and protein-packed lentil soup is wonderfully inviting on cold, dark winter days. It's one of our favourite soups to make, considering how quickly it comes to gether, and how delicious the flavours are.

Servings

Total

30 min

Prep

10 min

Cook

20 min

Free from

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Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL)
    vegetable oil
  • 2
    medium yellow onions, diced
  • 3
    cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1
    red hot chili, minced
  • 1 tsp (3 g)
    ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp (2 g)
    curry powder
  • 1 tsp (2 g)
  • 1 tsp (6 g)
    salt
  • ½ tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 5 cups (1200 mL)
    vegetable stock
  • 3 cups (576 g)
    dry brown lentils, soaked for at least 2 hours, drained*
  • 2
    medium potatoes, cut into 1 cm cubes
  • 2
    medium carrots, diced
  • ½
    medium broccoli, broken into bite-sized florets

Optional garnish

  • fresh cilantro
  • fresh parsley
  • lemon slices
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Directions

  1. Add the oil to a large pot on medium-high heat. Once hot, add the onions and sauté until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add splashes of water as needed to deglaze the pot.
  2. Add the garlic and red chilli, cook for 2 minutes, before adding the spices and sautéing for about 30 seconds to toast, stirring throughout.
  3. Add the vegetable stock, lentils, and potatoes. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer with the lid partially covered.
  4. After 5 minutes, add the carrots and cook for another 10 minutes.
  5. Add the broccoli and cook for another 3 minutes until tender.
  6. Adjust salt and pepper to your liking, and enjoy!

Notes

  • * When we have time, we like to soak our lentils for at least a couple of hours beforehand to help decrease the cooking time and to help increase nutrient absorption. Soaking, though, is not necessary for this recipe; if using unsoaked lentils, add an extra 15 minutes to the cooking time. Learn more about the benefits of soaking in our PUL article.
  • If desired, blend half of the soup using an immersion blender to make it a more creamy soup, or leave it unblended as we've done, and as can be seen in the photos.

Storage

  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week, or the freezer for up to 2 months.

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Nutrition info

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Jen - Feb. 3, 2022, 2:35 a.m.

Easy to make, affordable & accessible ingredients, comforting, and yummy! Perfect while we are under the weather this week. Thank you for this gem!

PUL Team - Feb. 3, 2022, 5:43 a.m.

So happy it's being enjoyed, Jen, thanks a bunch ✨😊


Tereza - Feb. 2, 2022, 11:40 p.m.

Delicious, thank you so much for this! :-))


Constanze - Jan. 28, 2022, 6:49 p.m.

A truly warming and comforting soup 😊 I ended up adding some more vegetable broth at the end of the cooking time since a lot of liquid had been absorbed (by the lentils I guess). I’ll surely make this again.

PUL Team - Jan. 28, 2022, 6:52 p.m.

Hey Constanze, thanks for sharing your experience with this one. It's super appreciated to help us improve. We're glad it was enjoyed with the additional broth :)


Michaela - Jan. 27, 2022, 9:41 p.m.

very delicious, but i made it a couple of times and the water are always not enough. its not so watery like in the pictures here🤔. But tasty, so🤷‍♀️🤣

PUL Team - Jan. 28, 2022, 6:28 p.m.

Hey Michaela, so happy it's being enjoyed! Are the same type of lentils being used each time and are they soaked? We suspect it may be due to the type of lentils or soak time if all other steps are being followed. If using unsoaked lentils, we recommend adding an extra 15 minutes to the cooking time and this will help reduce some of the extra liquid 🙂


Tomoko - Jan. 14, 2022, 10:52 p.m.

Wow. Another great recipe. How can you come up with something so easy and tasty? This would be something I will repeat. I am bringing your soups to my work for my lunch. They keep me warm and happy! Thank you for sharing this.

PUL Team - Jan. 15, 2022, 12:29 a.m.

Oh, Tomoko, we're so happy to hear - thank YOU 🥰


Miranda B - Jan. 3, 2022, 1:45 a.m.

Love all of your content, Sadia and I think you are wonderful. However, this was not a great soup. I felt the soup was lacking in flavor and didn’t have enough soupy liquid to feel like I was eating a soup. I made the soup as written and wasn’t super thrilled so ended up adding a can of coconut milk which I think helped a bit. I did serve with lemon and cilantro. I love a lot of your recipes but won’t be making this one again. Thanks for all of your hard work though; I think you are a great creator!!

PUL Team - Jan. 3, 2022, 6:51 a.m.

Hi Miranda, thanks a bunch for taking the time to share your very kind words and constructive feedback with us! It's so appreciated to help PUL grow and improve. This soup is indeed a little less liquidy than others, but we're glad the addition of coconut milk was helpful! We find this one flavourful with fresh spices and the optional garnish, although we've taken note of the feedback to consider for future content. It means so much that our other recipes are being enjoyed in the meantime. In case you're interested and haven't already seen it yet, our Creamy Coconut Paprika Zucchini soup is one of my favourites and also features coconut milk (plus it's more liquidy than this recipe): https://www.pickuplimes.com/r…. Thank you again, Miranda 😊


Erika - Dec. 20, 2021, 6:36 a.m.

Love the recipe


Alyssa - Dec. 19, 2021, 1:55 p.m.

Can you use green lentils instead of brown? I wasn’t sure if the green lentils would hold up the same way we couldn’t seem to find brown in the store.

Regardless, I can’t wait to try this recipe it looks so hearty and yummy! Perfect for winter ☃️

PUL Team - Dec. 21, 2021, 5:07 a.m.

Hey Alyssa, feel free to use green lentils if they're more accessible 🙂 We hope you enjoy it!

Tereza - Feb. 2, 2022, 11:42 p.m.

I just made it with green lentils and it was awesome 🙂


Vir - Dec. 10, 2021, 10:43 p.m.

I made this today and it was so good! Comforting and perfect for rainy weather. It tastes like a fresher version of Amy’s lentil vegetable soup!

PUL Team - Dec. 11, 2021, 10:28 p.m.

So glad the lentil soup was enjoyed, Vir!


Hilary - Nov. 22, 2021, 5:44 p.m.

This soup is so creamy and delicious and a perfect way to use up the basics I always have in my kitchen. It was also super simple to prepare. You need to make this soup!

PUL Team - Nov. 22, 2021, 8:55 p.m.

Awe we're so happy to hear, Hilary, thank you for taking the time to share the glowing review ✨


Morgan - Nov. 21, 2021, 10:20 p.m.

This was the worst soup have ever had

PUL Team - Nov. 22, 2021, 8:32 p.m.

Hey there, Morgan, we're so sorry to hear the disappointing results with the soup! Were the listed ingredients, portion sizes, and steps followed? We'd love to help get to the bottom of it if possible to help us grow and improve 🤗


Susan - Oct. 7, 2021, 8:30 p.m.

Loved your peanut coconut curry soup recipe ! About to try this lentil recipe...what do you suggest to substitute the red hot chili pepper? Chili flakes?

PUL Team - Oct. 9, 2021, 8:28 p.m.

Hey there, Susan! Thanks for the question and patience as we're catching up on questions 😊 The red hot chili could be omitted for less spice. Alternatively, another pepper of choice or chili flakes to taste would work well as a substitute. We hope you enjoy the soup!


Leonie - Oct. 6, 2021, 3:49 p.m.

Absolutely loved it! So tasteful and so easy to make. This one is a keeper :)


Nisha - Aug. 24, 2021, 1:18 a.m.

I absolutely loved this recipe! I didn’t have curry powder, garam masala, or red chilles on hand so I instead used cumin, coriander, chili powder and rasam powder and it was delicious. I also added in a green bell pepper and a jalapeño because we had them in the fridge.
This recipe is a new favorite of mine and is a great way to use up some veggies in the fridge in a healthy way!

PUL Team - Aug. 25, 2021, 7:26 a.m.

We appreciate this so much, Nisha, thank you for sharing your experience with this one!


Didi - Aug. 11, 2021, 5:58 p.m.

He hecho esta receta hoy y ha quedado espectacular. Es la primera receta que hago de Pick Up Limes y no va a ser la última. Felicidades por vuestro gran trabajo, los videos son fantásticos!


Djurdjica Despotovic - July 31, 2021, 9:30 p.m.

I tried lentils for the first time with this recipe, and now I don't want to eat them any other way! Such a delicious and definitely a comfort meal for me. Sending love!

PUL Team - Aug. 1, 2021, 9:05 a.m.

Aw so happy the lentil soup was enjoyed! Lots of love to you, Djurdjica 🥰


Torri - July 24, 2021, 6:34 p.m.

My husband and I love this lentil soup! We make it for dinner every Sunday, and we eat it throughout the rest of the week for lunch. Everyone I have given it to has loved it as well. Our grocery store never has red chilis, so we use one jalapeño and it works perfectly! It goes wonderfully with some naan bread!

PUL Team - July 26, 2021, 1:44 a.m.

So thrilled you and your husband enjoyed the lentil soup, Torri, thanks for sharing!


Maria Mifsud - May 17, 2021, 2:17 p.m.

Made this lentil soup but without the Chilly and some Spices. I love lentils so any dish with them l love l grow up eating lentils being greek they are so delicious cant wait to have a few days with my lunch.

PUL Team - May 19, 2021, 6:32 p.m.

We're so happy to hear this, Maria, enjoy your lunches! 😃


Youstina Bebawy - April 21, 2021, 6:50 a.m.

I love this meal! It's a great hot soup to have when you are feeling under the weather. I have added cumin to it and it was a real kick 😋

PUL Team - April 22, 2021, 3:04 a.m.

Mmm cumin sounds great, Youstina!


Victoria - April 7, 2021, 1:01 p.m.

This soup is delicious! The broccoli fits perfectly there😋
All recipes I’ve tried so far from you have been amazing, thank you so much for what you do.
Sending love from Slovakia❤️

PUL Team - April 8, 2021, 6:35 a.m.

Thank YOU, Victoria, for all of the support! Sending lots of love to Slovakia 💖


Ana - April 7, 2021, 12:35 a.m.

Hi! Today I cooked this recipe, I have been on a strict diet for the last few weeks and I really needed to eat something delicious and this was easy and perfect. Thank you so much for the recipe! Greetings from Guatemala :)

PUL Team - April 7, 2021, 6:21 a.m.

So glad you enjoyed the lentil soup, Ana! Sending lots of love to Guatemala 🥰