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One-Pot Veggie Lentil Soup

30 min


One-bowl / one-pot


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.



30 min


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  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL)
    vegetable oil
  • 2
    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)
  • 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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  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!


  • * 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.


  • 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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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 🥰