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Potato & Red Lentil Soup

30 min

Soup

Meal

10 ingredients or less

One-bowl / one-pot

Freezer-friendly

This protein-packed soup requires little supervision, takes only a few minutes to prep, and simmers away on the stove by itself until it's ready to be enjoyed! We aways like to make a huge pot, and store batches in the freezer to enjoy later on.

Servings

Total

30 min

Prep

5 min

Cook

25 min

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Ingredients

Soup

  • 2 tsp (10 mL)
    vegetable oil
  • 1
    medium onion, diced
  • 4 cups (960 mL)
    water
  • 1
    vegetable bouillon cube, crushed
  • 1 cup (192 g)
    dry red lentils, rinsed
  • 1
    medium potato, diced into 1 cm cubes
  • 1 Tbsp (7 g)
    paprika powder
  • 2 tsp (5 g)
    onion powder
  • 2 tsp (6 g)
    garlic powder
  • 2 tsp (10 mL)
  • ⅛ tsp
    ground black pepper, or more to taste
  • 1 pinch
    salt, or more to taste

Serve with

  • 1 cup (240 mL)
    unsweetened coconut yogurt
  • 3
    slices whole wheat bread, toasted

Optional Toppings

Make your own

Directions

  1. To a large pot on medium-high heat, add the oil. When hot, add the onion and sauté until golden, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Partially cover with a lid and cook for 15 minutes, or until the lentils and potato are cooked through.
  3. Taste test, adding more salt and pepper if desired and add more water depending on how you like the consistency of your soup.
  4. Serve with yogurt, bread, and any other desired toppings. Enjoy!

Storage

  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  • Store in the freezer for up to 2 months.

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Grains & Starches 51%

medium potato

slice whole wheat bread

Proteins 38%

dry red lentils

Fruits & Veggies 11%

medium onion

Calcium

unsweetened coconut yogurt

Fat

vegetable oil

Nutrition info

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Mary - Nov. 20, 2022, 8:52 p.m.

Instantly became a go-to soup, so wholesome and delicious. The ingredients are likely on hand in most homes so it's also a useful soup to have in your repertoire for sick days, or for days when your budget is tight!

PUL Team - Nov. 20, 2022, 8:59 p.m.

So happy the soup is being enjoyed, Mary, thank you!


Carmen - Nov. 17, 2022, 4:34 p.m.

Watching your channel all the way in South Africa. Thank you for this easy but delicious recipe!

PUL Team - Nov. 19, 2022, 5:58 p.m.

It means so much, Carmen! Sending hugs to South Africa 🤗


Alie - Nov. 16, 2022, 10:01 p.m.

This is one of my favourite lentil soups!
it's so hearty, delicious and easy to customize!

PUL Team - Nov. 16, 2022, 10:54 p.m.

Such a lovely compliment, Alie, thank you 😃


Zenia - Nov. 16, 2022, 5:43 p.m.

Simple, easy, budget friendly and so yummy! What more can you ask for? Thank you!

PUL Team - Nov. 16, 2022, 10:52 p.m.

Aw thank you, Zenia 😊


Laurie - Nov. 12, 2022, 1:16 a.m.

Really great soup! Very warm and satisfying on a chilly Autumn evening. I used smoked paprika and I think this gives it a pleasing savory flavor. I added a few handfuls of greens and it was the perfect addition. Very simple to prepare. Thanks for the excellent recipe!

PUL Team - Nov. 12, 2022, 1:30 a.m.

Ooo sounds lovely, Laurie, we're so glad it was enjoyed!


Charlotte - Nov. 10, 2022, 7 p.m.

Just made this and just like everything else I have adequate from PUL was AMAZING!!!!! Truthful I'm not vegan but still dosnt stop me enjoying all your recipes!!!!! Thank you

PUL Team - Nov. 10, 2022, 11:23 p.m.

So happy the soup and recipes are being enjoyed, Charlotte, it means so much 🤗


kortney ballard - Nov. 8, 2022, 12:53 a.m.

Made this soup a few weeks ago and it was one of the best soups I've ever had! I am not even a lentil fan, so I was skeptical but the flavors in the soup are through the roof!!!! Quick, easy, few ingredients, and amazing results! I cannot say enough good things about this soup!!! But then again, I have never made anything from PUL that wasn't amazing! Thank you for all you do!!!

PUL Team - Nov. 8, 2022, 4:15 a.m.

Oh Kortney, we're so happy to hear! Thank you for the glowing review 🥰


Luna - Oct. 24, 2022, 12:33 p.m.

Love this recipe. I often have leftover potatoes that are about to go bad, I make a lot of this soup and freeze the portions i dont eat right away. Very easy to warm up again and most importantly tasty and quick. I love the simplicity of this recipe aswell as how little time it takes up and how good it tastes. Sometimes I add a little bit of spicy ground pepper since I love spicy soups. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe c:

PUL Team - Oct. 25, 2022, 7:01 a.m.

Aw thank you for sharing your experience with the soup, Luna, it's so appreciated!


Monica - Oct. 21, 2022, 1:41 a.m.

Prep time was SO FAST for this soup, love that. I really enjoy cooking but some days get busy. This recipe was perfect for the cold front we just received and tasted great. No edits nor complaints! Thank you, yet again, PUL :)

PUL Team - Oct. 21, 2022, 5:22 a.m.

Awe we're so thrilled to hear, Monica, thank YOU 💛


Syd - Oct. 20, 2022, 6:12 a.m.

Super simple recipe and perfect as we head into fall. Warm, filling, and yummy :)

PUL Team - Oct. 21, 2022, 5:02 a.m.

Thank you, Syd!


Kirsten - Oct. 19, 2022, 4:29 p.m.

I just love it, especially around the fall. Its warm and cozy and easy to make and freeze. I added a few more potatoes and added a bay leaf to simmer. My favorite recipe!

PUL Team - Oct. 19, 2022, 6:07 p.m.

So glad it's being enjoyed, Kirsten, and love the bay leaf addition!


Sara M - Oct. 15, 2022, 11:35 p.m.

Oh man, I just defrosted my last freezer bagful of this recipe, and made your caramelized onions to top it. It was great when I originally made it, and it was even better defrosted with a bit of yogurt, parsley and the onions. I’m totally patting myself on the back for organizing my freezer so that I have room for a fresh batch to save me time and labor this fall. Thanks again for such a healthful, delicious, and simple recipe.

PUL Team - Oct. 16, 2022, 7:25 p.m.

Mmm sounds incredibly satisfying, Sara, thank you! Major props for organizing your freezer 🤗


Kinga - Oct. 13, 2022, 3:36 p.m.

I'll be honest here. I expected it to be bland, but I only had potatoes, lentils and onions at home, was hungry and wasn't feeling like eating another curry. It was delicious! I think it will be my new favorite soup :)

PUL Team - Oct. 13, 2022, 4:33 p.m.

So glad to hear, Kinga, it means so much 😃


Mili - Oct. 12, 2022, 6:40 p.m.

Loved it super filling


Natalie - Sept. 30, 2022, 6:36 p.m.

The most perfect comforting soup for fall. I made this because I happened to have every single ingredient already, and needed to use them up. Also added carrots and frozen spinach and they went so well with the rest of the ingredients. The last month I have been making exclusively PUL recipes, and not a single one has disappointed.

PUL Team - Oct. 1, 2022, 8:27 a.m.

Oh it means so much, Natalie, thank you for the glowing feedback 💛


Ara - Sept. 22, 2022, 5:52 p.m.

One pot, easy ingredients, two steps. I absolutely love this recipe. I enjoy it specially because it is easy enough for my kids to help me cook, still full of flavor.

PUL Team - Sept. 23, 2022, 3:19 a.m.

Love that the little ones are able to help out, Ara! Thank you 🙂


Ola - Sept. 1, 2022, 9:08 p.m.

My friend recommended me Pick Up Limes. Every meal I have made from your recipe is very easy to make, delicious and what’s most important very healthy. I love it! Greetings from Poland :)

PUL Team - Sept. 5, 2022, 12:40 a.m.

Aw we're so glad to hear, Ola! Hugs to Poland 🤗


Eva - Aug. 24, 2022, 6:18 p.m.

I really love this recipe and have made a few times already. It's easy, cheap and, most importantly, delicious. Thank you so much!

PUL Team - Aug. 25, 2022, 6:29 a.m.

So thrilled it's being enjoyed, Eva, thank you!


Anna - Aug. 22, 2022, 8:54 p.m.

Nice and warm soup that feels like a hug. I made it a bit extra special and toasted my bread with some vegan Camembert in the airfryer. This dish feels like home!

PUL Team - Aug. 23, 2022, 8:19 p.m.

Sounds delicious, Anna! It means so much that the soup is being enjoyed 🙂

Ara - Sept. 22, 2022, 5:53 p.m.

Exactly like a hug!


Jen - Aug. 21, 2022, 6:26 a.m.

i seriously keep returning to this dish monthly, if not more frequently! I loveee the flavors & ease of the recipe. This time around I added sweet potato instead & a carrot.. because why not? :) Thanks PUL!

PUL Team - Aug. 21, 2022, 5:39 p.m.

Mmm that sounds delicious! So glad the soup was enjoyed, Jen 😊


Ria - Aug. 11, 2022, 1:58 p.m.

Loved it! Delicious! Thank you for sharing!


Anna - Aug. 7, 2022, 11:27 a.m.

This is a heart-warming, satisfying comfort food on this rainy Winter's evening! I may have added too much water so the soup took a little longer to thicken up but the end result was beautiful and creamy. Super delicious with a dollop of yoghurt on top. I served this with pieces of roasted kumara (golden sweet potato) and topped with parsley.

PUL Team - Aug. 7, 2022, 5:34 p.m.

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with it, Anna! Being sure to cover partially rather than fully cover the pan can help ensure fluid can evaporate out in case it helps and the pan was fully covered. We're glad it was enjoyed after giving it time to thicken up 🙂


Ke’Aundra - July 31, 2022, 7:16 p.m.

With so little ingredients I was afraid this soup would be too plain, but it’s bursting with flavor! The recommended yogurt on top was awesome, too! I will be making this recipe very often.

PUL Team - July 31, 2022, 9:36 p.m.

So glad the soup was enjoyed, Ke’Aundra! Happy cooking 🤗


Tracy - July 27, 2022, 4:21 a.m.

This was a delicious meal! It was easy to make and helped me figure out what to do with lentils!

PUL Team - July 28, 2022, 7:26 a.m.

Woohoo! It means so much, Tracy, thank you :)


Cyn - June 20, 2022, 6:10 p.m.

Quick, simple, and incredibly tasty!


Sarah - June 18, 2022, 2:49 a.m.

This soup is flavorful, hearty, and comforting! I love adding zucchini and carrots.


Laurel - June 11, 2022, 7:44 a.m.

This is delicious! Thank you for helping me get my family to eat more plant-based meals!

PUL Team - June 15, 2022, 3:04 a.m.

We appreciate it so much, Laurel! Wishing you and your family an abundance of health and wellness 🌱


Martin - June 9, 2022, 9:34 p.m.

This recipe is a great base which I now frequently use for lentil soups!

PUL Team - June 11, 2022, 12:03 a.m.

So happy to hear, Martin, thank you!


Erica - June 9, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

Loved it! Cheap, easy to make, nutritious, and super flavorful. Gold star :)

PUL Team - June 10, 2022, 10:53 p.m.

Thank you, Erica!


Linda - May 25, 2022, 12:58 a.m.

Can I sub for green lentils instead? Not sure how that would affect the recipe at all but that’s all I have on hand

PUL Team - May 25, 2022, 5:13 a.m.

Hey Linda, yes green lentils will be firmer and will have an earthier taste than other lentils but we've heard positive reviews with them in the soup still 🙂


Giovanna - May 8, 2022, 7:43 p.m.

Ricetta terminata da poco ed il gusto è OTTIMO. Io però ho aggiunto il pomodoro e devo dire che è stata un'ottima idea.
Grazie mille perché date sempre ottimi spunti.
Un abbraccio

PUL Team - May 8, 2022, 8:44 p.m.

So happy the soup was enjoyed, Giovanna, thank you 🤗


Fiona - April 7, 2022, 9:49 p.m.

Incredible!! The spices give the recipe such a warm taste and the texture of the lentils is so different from what I usually know in a soup (potatoes, carrots and such). I really loved it! And it goes so well with a cold and dark weather :3

PUL Team - April 10, 2022, 5:16 a.m.

We're so glad it's being enjoyed, Fiona, thank you!


Tina - March 18, 2022, 12:16 a.m.

So easy to make and delicious! Usually make it with sweet potatoes instead of potatoes. Also, appreciate it when you indicate recipes freeze well like this soup as freezing half the recipe for another day makes meal prep easy.

PUL Team - March 18, 2022, 1:12 a.m.

Mmm sounds lovely, Tina, and thanks for the feedback! Hopefully, soon we can share more freezer-friendly meals 😊


Kelly - March 17, 2022, 7:03 p.m.

I love the soup! Did you use Hungarian paprika or smoked paprika?

PUL Team - March 17, 2022, 7:38 p.m.

Hey Kelly! The paprika from our local grocery store is a regular (not smoked) paprika. I hope you enjoy the recipe :)


Snezana - March 16, 2022, 6:10 a.m.

Love this recipe! It is simply and delicious and I always have the ingrediants! Good one!

PUL Team - March 17, 2022, 5:47 a.m.

Woohoo! It means so much, Snezana ☺️


Louise - March 16, 2022, 5:45 a.m.

I love this recipe, so simple and tasty! My son makes it for his family as well - they call it fart soup. I guess they don’t eat lentils as much as I do. I’ve made this several times and it never disappoints - thank you!

PUL Team - March 17, 2022, 5:46 a.m.

Hehe so glad the soup is being enjoyed, Louise, thank you!


Madeleine - March 15, 2022, 6:17 p.m.

Can't wait to try this recipe! What is the best way to heat up leftovers? Thank you!

PUL Team - March 15, 2022, 6:46 p.m.

Hey Madeleine, we hope you enjoy it! We tend to warm up soups over low-medium heat on the stovetop if we have some extra time, or alternatively in the microwave if we're in more of a pinch. We'd recommend avoiding overheating the soup when reheating and gently stirring if possible as boiling or rough stirring can cause some of the contents, such as the potatoes, to separate.


Emma - March 14, 2022, 10:23 p.m.

Fantastic soup! I made double portion to last a couple of days and topped with a little soy cream and pepper. Served with hemp & rye bread and romaine. Thank you for this as I went on a cooking mission making 3 of your recipes in one night!

PUL Team - March 15, 2022, 5:47 a.m.

Mmm sounds delicious, Emma, and we hope you love the other two recipes too 🥰


Tiffany - March 11, 2022, 6:34 p.m.

So easy and tasty! Just had the leftovers for lunch and they were just as good as last night. Will definitely make again.

PUL Team - March 12, 2022, 6:47 p.m.

Oh it means so much, Tiffany, thank you ☺️


Magali - March 6, 2022, 8:27 p.m.

I love this recipe, it is fast and super tasty! Make it!!

PUL Team - March 7, 2022, 6:23 a.m.

So glad it's being enjoyed, Magali!


Anna - March 3, 2022, 12:28 p.m.

I LOVE this recipe, this soup Is fantastic!!!

PUL Team - March 4, 2022, 1:59 a.m.

Oh so lovely to hear, Anna, thank you!


Seeths - Feb. 28, 2022, 3:35 p.m.

I made this for dinner and I absolutely loved it! I added a little garam masala and it tasted a-MA-zing with pav (an Indian bread).

PUL Team - Feb. 28, 2022, 8:34 p.m.

Mmm sounds incredible, Seeths, do let us know if there's any other feedback 😃


Didi Ciolpan - Feb. 21, 2022, 1:08 p.m.

Such a delicious and protein packed soup! Loved it! This definitely goes on my weekly meal prep list! Thank you for sharing this with us! :)

PUL Team - Feb. 21, 2022, 3:31 p.m.

Woohoo! So happy to hear, Didi, thank you :)


Robbie - Feb. 21, 2022, 4:23 a.m.

This is delicious and so easy to make! It's going in my regular recipe rotation. I made enough for a couple of days, and a serving for the freezer. Today, I put it over a bed of fresh spinach and to switch it up tomorrow, I'll put it over a bed of steamed cauliflower. YUM :)

PUL Team - Feb. 21, 2022, 6:12 a.m.

Mmm we love batch making this one as well! Enjoy, Robbie 😃


Kathleen - Feb. 18, 2022, 6:04 p.m.

Easy and delicious recipient. Thank you.


Emma - Feb. 17, 2022, 6:20 p.m.

Really easy recipe. Nice take on lentil soup.
The coconut yoghurt really finished the dish.
We ate the 3 person recipe with two people. With three it wouldn't have been enough.

PUL Team - Feb. 19, 2022, 2:44 a.m.

Thanks for the insight, Emma, we'll take note of the feedback to help us improve! So glad the soup was enjoyed :D


Noelle - Feb. 15, 2022, 11:16 p.m.

Soooo delicious! The caramelized onions go really well with it. It's the best lentil soup I've ever made 😋 thank you!

PUL Team - Feb. 16, 2022, 5:18 p.m.

A huge compliment, Noelle, thank you!


Elizabeth - Feb. 15, 2022, 4:42 a.m.

Hello from México! We love your take on nutrition, simple and easier than the one we hear on our country, we swap the chili flakes for something we call "Salsa Macha" which is kind of chilli oil with some nuts and garlic and it taste delicious, I little bit more spicy but great! (:

PUL Team - Feb. 15, 2022, 7:36 p.m.

Mmm that sounds lovely, Elizabeth, thank you! Sending lots of love to México ✨


Adel - Feb. 13, 2022, 9:07 p.m.

Fantastic, we loved this soup on a chilly day!


Elyse - Feb. 13, 2022, 7:33 p.m.

Really fantastic "go-to" for a quick, easy, budget-friendly (most ingredients are things you likely already have), and delicious weeknight meal! The combination of potatoes and paprika reminded me a lot of some great dishes out of Spain, if you're a fan of those flavorings!

PUL Team - Feb. 14, 2022, 6:53 a.m.

We're smiling from ear to ear, Elyse, thank you for the glowing review ✨


Frnna - Feb. 11, 2022, 9:06 a.m.

So easy to make and so tasty!


Abbie - Feb. 5, 2022, 5:01 p.m.

I don’t have bouillon cubes. Would it work to use 4 cups of veggie broth in place of the cube and 3 cups of water?

PUL Team - Feb. 6, 2022, 8:31 p.m.

Hey there, Abbie, yes the vegetable bouillon cube and water can be substituted for equal parts vegetable stock or broth. We recommend giving the soup a taste test, and adding some salt if you think it needs it. We hope this helps for now and you enjoy the recipe 🙂


Alba - Feb. 3, 2022, 4:48 p.m.

Delicious soup. I'm grateful for your time and dedication so we can have this delicious recipe.

PUL Team - Feb. 4, 2022, 3:08 a.m.

Awe thank you, Alba :)


Amy - Jan. 31, 2022, 3:34 a.m.

Oh my goodness this was good! We came home from a long weekend of not being able to eat as well as we are used to, and came home to a pretty empty kitchen. Found this recipe that uses pantry staples, and in 30 minutes we were sitting down to a piping hot bowl of heaven! Thank you for this new "go to" meal!

PUL Team - Jan. 31, 2022, 3:36 a.m.

We're so glad the soup was enjoyed, Amy, it means so much 😃


Julia - Jan. 29, 2022, 11:52 a.m.

I love this lentil soup, it has become a staple for me in the last few months. Simple ingredients, but so flavourful - I love it!
I also made so many different toppings with it - today I used up some stale bread and made simple croutons (with lots of herbs).

PUL Team - Jan. 29, 2022, 7:53 p.m.

Ooo sounds delicious, Julia, thank you for sharing!


Janet - Jan. 26, 2022, 10:36 p.m.

I love how thick this is. good flavor and filling! (love the website design btw!)

PUL Team - Jan. 27, 2022, 7:44 p.m.

It means so much, Janet, thank you!


Yaya - Jan. 26, 2022, 4:17 a.m.

I really like the added flavour of the balsamic vinigar, would have never thought it goes so well with lentils.
Also, I love the fact that there are few ingredients that give a great taste to this kinda of a classic soup!

PUL Team - Jan. 27, 2022, 6:40 p.m.

Aw we're so happy to hear, Yaya, and do let us know if you have any other feedback!


Karolina - Jan. 23, 2022, 9:11 p.m.

Loved this soup! So comfy and warm. I added a tablespoon of georgian Ajika spice and it was a match! :)

PUL Team - Jan. 26, 2022, 2:50 a.m.

So glad it was enjoyed, Karolina!


Brooke - Jan. 20, 2022, 1:27 a.m.

The easiest soup I’ve ever made!


Jenny - Jan. 16, 2022, 5:13 p.m.

Loved it! Simple and wholesome :)


Emilie - Jan. 16, 2022, 3:34 p.m.

Is it possible to swish the balsamic vinegar with something else? :-)

PUL Team - Jan. 16, 2022, 8:38 p.m.

Hey Emilie, the balsamic vinegar helps add flavour and depth to the soup! You could omit it, or experiment with substitutions such as an alternative vinegar with sugar, soy sauce, or lemon juice. We'd recommend giving the soup a taste test in this case and adding more spices to taste if desired 😃

Shivani - Jan. 29, 2022, 4:49 a.m.

Wondering how red wine vinegar would go with this! Would it need to be balanced with sugar as well?

PUL Team - Jan. 29, 2022, 7:37 p.m.

Hey Shivani! You could certainly use red wine vinegar if desired. Depending on your taste preferences though, you may wish to add some sugar to add a touch of sweetness to balance out the soup :)


Jeff - Jan. 16, 2022, 2:52 p.m.

This looks amazing! Out of curiosity, which ingredient has the gluten in it? At first glance it looks GF but I want to make sure I'm not missing something before I try it.

PUL Team - Jan. 16, 2022, 8:20 p.m.

Hey Jeff, the toasted whole wheat bread or croutons may contain gluten. You could serve the soup with gluten-free bread or croutons if desired though, or opt for an alternative side. We've added this as a possible substitute on the website for clarity! Just in case you're interested and haven't already seen it, pressing the red-eye within the "contains" box or green-swap button within the "swap out" box, such as the gluten box in this case, shows what ingredients contain the item. We hope this helps and you enjoy the soup if you're able to give it a try 😊

Jeff - Jan. 16, 2022, 8:36 p.m.

Oh I didn't even think about the bread... At this point I just ignore bread haha.

Love the videos, so calming and delicious!


Toni - Jan. 16, 2022, 11:16 a.m.

Made this tonight for my mother in law and myself. Absolutely delicious! Will be making again


Karen - Jan. 16, 2022, 1:02 a.m.

Made this today - it's-25C here in Ontario. Perfect dinner on a cold day. I added some chopped kale that needed to be used up, along with 2 sliced Beyond sausages. We ate it with foccacia "fingers ". I will definitely make this again. And again 🙂

PUL Team - Jan. 16, 2022, 5:35 a.m.

Mmm sounds delicious, Karen! We hope you're staying warm 🌻


Laurel - Jan. 13, 2022, 2:52 a.m.

This is my new favorite lentil soup recipe. Thank you!


Michelle - Jan. 12, 2022, 12:45 a.m.

Oh my goodness this is one of my favourite recipes of yours! So easy to make and so tasty. I added some zucchini I had leftover and it was delish!

PUL Team - Jan. 12, 2022, 4:57 a.m.

Love the addition of zucchini, Michelle! We're so happy the soup is being enjoyed ☺️


Kristen - Jan. 11, 2022, 1:03 a.m.

I admit, I was pleasantly surprised at how well this recipe turned out. It’s so simple to make, quick, and tastes amazing! I will definitely add this to my recipe rotation.

PUL Team - Jan. 12, 2022, 3:56 a.m.

Awe we're so happy it was a pleasant surprise, Kristen! Happy cooking 🤗


Emily - Jan. 9, 2022, 10:09 p.m.

Made this for my lunches this week - perfect for a cold day, it's so cozy and delicious with the paprika and potatoes. Super easy to put together, too. This will definitely be one I make more often!

PUL Team - Jan. 10, 2022, 3:31 a.m.

It means so much to hear, Emily, thank you!


Jen - Dec. 31, 2021, 5 a.m.

I absolutely adore this recipe. Simple, flavorful, affordable, & comforting! This is my 3rd time making it. It tastes wonderful with sweet potato & carrot as well! I would love to see more of these kinds of recipes ❤️ Thank you!!

PUL Team - Dec. 31, 2021, 6:12 a.m.

Mmm lovely additions, Jen! So glad it's being enjoyed 🙂


Amatullah - Dec. 24, 2021, 5:14 p.m.

This is one of the easiest and tasties recipes. Definitely worth a try. Feels amazing on cold and gloomy days!

PUL Team - Dec. 25, 2021, 6:22 p.m.

We appreciate the lovely review so much, Amatullah, thanks a bunch 😍


AA - Dec. 20, 2021, 1:20 a.m.

Amazing!!! My husband and children loved the flavor and we all agree this is a keeper! Thank you!

PUL Team - Dec. 21, 2021, 5:13 a.m.

Woohoo! So happy to hear, AA, thank YOU 🙂


Lucie Novakova - Dec. 17, 2021, 9:22 a.m.

Hi all at PUL. I came across your page few weeks ago and today I made this recipe. It is easy and really tasty!!! I would like to say that your page is incredible and all recipes looks delicious. I look forward to try more. 🤩

PUL Team - Dec. 20, 2021, 9:03 p.m.

Aw we're so happy the soup was enjoyed, Lucie, and we hope you love the other recipes too if you give any a try 😃


Brittany Sweeden - Dec. 13, 2021, 3:23 p.m.

WOW. I was just making this for lunches for a week, now this has become a household favorite! I think it is the balsamic vinegar addition! The actual soupy part is incredible! I added Pak Choy and Red cabbage towards the end to save them from going off in our fridge. That was a great addition if anyone wants to try!
We will be making this on a regular basis!

PUL Team - Dec. 14, 2021, 4:52 a.m.

So lovely to hear, Brittany, it means so much! So glad the additions were enjoyed in it too 🤩


Lara F. - Dec. 9, 2021, 9:01 p.m.

As expected, this soup was delicious. My husband raved about it all evening. I added a bag of fresh spinach at the end to up the nutrition and for the pop of color. This recipe is definitely going into the rotation. I've already shared the link with a friend.
Thanks so much PUL!

PUL Team - Dec. 10, 2021, 4:24 a.m.

Mmm love the addition of spinach, Lara, thank you for the kind words and support ✨


Sara M - Dec. 8, 2021, 10:06 p.m.

Picked this recipe for several reasons: pantry-friendly, your recipes earned my trust when your Spicy Garlic Tofu got me past my FOT (fear of tofu), and near-zero effort/mess! I had some bits of frozen chopped okra and baby peas, so I added those to tidy up tue freezer. Super delicious, healthful and perfect on a lazy, chilly day. Thank you for this keeper.

PUL Team - Dec. 9, 2021, 1:41 a.m.

Oh, Sara, this is a massive compliment! Thank YOU for the continued support and for taking the time to share. Love the addition of okra and baby peas 😍


Elina - Dec. 8, 2021, 8:30 a.m.

This was the first of the recipes of yours that I tried and it was absolutely delicious!


JESSICA MOORE - Dec. 8, 2021, 4:36 a.m.

Hello

I love your cooking and helpful tips especially since I am only a new vegan. I made the potato and lentil soup and absolutely enjoyed every mouthful. It will be one of our camping staples as its so easy to make. Thank you

PUL Team - Dec. 9, 2021, 1:32 a.m.

Hello Jessica, aw we're so happy to hear! All the best on your vegan journey and thanks so much for allowing PUL to be part of it 😊🌻


Maream - Dec. 5, 2021, 1:41 p.m.

I enjoy it, pretty easy, I am happy with the result Thank you for the recipe


Wendy - Nov. 28, 2021, 9:50 p.m.

Wow, you're such a master in what you do! I have made some of your recipes and you're truely so talented! I love you're beautiful website, the AMAZING recipes, the way you present everything and give options when something is not available. Some kind of passion you have! A question about this one: if you dont have onion and garlic powder can i just replace it with more onion and garlic? Im so excited to make the recipe! You make cooking so much fun and easy!

PUL Team - Nov. 29, 2021, 12:04 a.m.

Hey Wendy, you're too kind! It means so much that the website and PUL content are being enjoyed 😊 The onion and garlic powder help give the soup a more concentrated flavour with less bulk, although feel free to use fresh onion and garlic to taste if desired. We hope you enjoy the soup 😃

Wendy Meert - Nov. 30, 2021, 1:39 p.m.

Thank you so much for your reply! My lentils were a bit soft. I think maybe I overcooked it?

PUL Team - Dec. 1, 2021, 1:51 a.m.

Hi Wendy, mushy lentils are usually a sign we might have overcooked them. It can be tricky to avoid this on the first try 😊 Lowering the heat a tad so the lentils don't jump around as much in the pot, and reducing the overall cooking time should help. Taste-testing as the lentils cook might also be helpful to gauge how much time to cook them for. We hope this helps for now and do let us know if there's anything else we can help with 😃


Ellie - Nov. 28, 2021, 8:34 p.m.

This soup is incredible. While it's so simple and budget friendly, it truly doesn't lack in flavour and this yummy comfort feeling. I LOVE this soup. I added a bit of kale from my yard, cause I like to spot some green in my soups.

PUL Team - Nov. 28, 2021, 11:34 p.m.

Thank you for the glowing review, Ellie, it means so much! Homegrown kale sounds like a wonderful addition 😍


Kate - Nov. 28, 2021, 6:33 p.m.

Tried this soup on a whim as I came across it when meal planning for the week. We had everything needed in anyway and it came together super quick. Will definitely make again 👍


Romane - Nov. 28, 2021, 2:06 p.m.

I just love it! It's fast, easy and so tasteful ! I just think that my bouillon cube is particulary salty, it was a bit much ahah but now I found the perfect amount of it !

PUL Team - Nov. 28, 2021, 11:29 p.m.

Hi Romane! Thanks for sharing the insight, the bouillon cubes can be tricky sometimes but we're so glad you find the right mix. If it helps, the brand of the one we tend to use is Maggi 😊


Cody - Nov. 25, 2021, 2:55 a.m.

This didn't last long. Super filling, great for lunch the next day!


Bex - Nov. 24, 2021, 1:58 p.m.

Absolutely delicious and all pantry ingredients. The flavours are spot as per usual.


Nancy Villasenor - Nov. 24, 2021, 12:57 a.m.

This recipe is so quick, easy and delicious! My baby sister dislikes lentils but she loved this recipe. I wasn't surprised. Pick Up Limes always comes out with healthy tasty meals :)

PUL Team - Nov. 24, 2021, 8:34 p.m.

We appreciate this so much, Nancy, thank you for taking the time to share the kind words ☺️


Lizzy - Nov. 23, 2021, 8:10 p.m.

Love how easy and simple it is. Served it with naan from the grocery, yum. Made extra to freeze for a quick dinner in the future.


Savanna - Nov. 22, 2021, 7:36 p.m.

So quick and easy. Absolutely delicious!


Kristy - Nov. 19, 2021, 7:02 p.m.

Thanks PUL - this was delicious and SO easy! I made exactly as written with fresh parsley garnish.

PUL Team - Nov. 20, 2021, 5:21 a.m.

We're so happy to hear, Kristy, thank YOU 🥰


Jason - Nov. 17, 2021, 3:38 p.m.

Sadia, you’ve done it again! Your potato & pea curry is a staple of mine now this will join the list. You’re improving the world one recipe at a time, keep up the great work!

PUL Team - Nov. 17, 2021, 4:23 p.m.

Aw thank you, Jason, for the very kind words! We're so happy the recipe is being enjoyed ✨😃


A - Nov. 16, 2021, 1:20 a.m.

There is a typo in the recipe "cover with a lid a cook".

PUL Team - Nov. 17, 2021, 1:52 a.m.

Hi there, A, thanks for catching this and bringing it to our attention! The typo has now been fixed. Apologies for any confusion it may have caused 😊


Beth - Nov. 14, 2021, 3:57 p.m.

Really good!!!!


Nathalie - Nov. 14, 2021, 12:59 a.m.

Simple et très bon


Concha - Nov. 13, 2021, 12:05 p.m.

Love your videos and your recepies. Thanks so much for sharing all with us in such a lovely but professional way

PUL Team - Nov. 13, 2021, 4:14 p.m.

Aw thank you, Concha, your kind words and support mean so much ☺️


Helene - Nov. 13, 2021, 1:08 a.m.

This was very tasty and easy to make. I used a potato masher before I served it so that the potatoes would be less chunky (personal preference). I would definitely make this again! Thank you, Pick Up Limes! :)

PUL Team - Nov. 13, 2021, 4:04 p.m.

Thanks for sharing your experience with the soup, Helene, we're so happy it was enjoyed ✨


Aude - Nov. 12, 2021, 8:06 p.m.

Just made for dinner. Quick and easy for busy people. Filling recipe in which I added cumin for even more flavor. I may also add some frozen green beans.


Maria - Nov. 12, 2021, 7:34 p.m.

WOW talk about flavor. This was super easy to make, nutritious, and delicious! I will definitely make it again. I added some Sazón completo for some Hispanic flavor!


Beck - Nov. 11, 2021, 5:33 a.m.

This is one of our go to recipes! We just made it tonight. I like that it comes together quickly, especially after a long day. We have enjoyed so many of your recipes over the years. Thank you Sadia!

PUL Team - Nov. 11, 2021, 4:37 p.m.

Woohoo! So glad to hear, Beck, thank YOU 😃


Claire - Nov. 10, 2021, 11 p.m.

Made this after I saw the video today, and it is so easy and delicious! I didn't have onion powder so I just left that out and added a little more garlic. The one thing I can't figure out is why it's such a deep red in the picture, but mine turned out pale orange. I used sweet Hungarian paprika and Turkish Masoor Dal split red lentils. A keeper regardless though!

PUL Team - Nov. 11, 2021, 1:46 a.m.

Hey there, Claire! Different brands of red lentils and paprika can sometimes vary in their colour. Our images are also edited which can enhance the natural hues 🤓 We're so glad the soup was enjoyed in any case 😊


Victoria E - Nov. 6, 2021, 5:21 p.m.

Loved this wholesome and delicious soup! I used dried brown/green lentils that I soaked the night before and scallions (didn't have any onions). It's amazing that you don't need broth for this soup! I will definitely be making this again and again during the fall and winter season.

PUL Team - Nov. 6, 2021, 7:11 p.m.

Mmm delicious substitutions, Victoria, and thanks a bunch for the kind words 🤩


Victoria - Nov. 2, 2021, 2:05 p.m.

I wouldn't have thought such a simple recipe (using water instead of broth, no less) could be so tasty, but I love this stew! The only change I made was to put 1 tbsp of smoked paprika instead of the 1.5 tbsp regular paprika. Both my husband and I enjoyed it. Definitely will be making again.

PUL Team - Nov. 4, 2021, 2:58 a.m.

We're so grateful to hear the soup is being enjoyed, Victoria, thank you for sharing 😃


Natalie - Oct. 27, 2021, 9:34 p.m.

This recipe is so easy and yummy! I always add extra vegetables from the fridge. Zucchini especially is my favorite to add to this soup! Sometimes I do half smoked paprika, half regular too! Any way you make it is fast, tasty and budget friendly too!

PUL Team - Oct. 29, 2021, 5:10 a.m.

Mmm love the addition of other vegetables, Natalie! Thanks a bunch for the lovely review 🌻


Manuela - Sept. 7, 2021, 8:52 p.m.

AMAZING. I just came back home and got a taste of the soup I made in the afternoon and I'm pleasantly surprised it came out THIS GOOD. I was running so I just left it in the counter to chill while I went out for 2-3hours without even trying it. I don't know why I had this feeling it was going to be bland. It's DELICIOUS and VERY filling. I did add a quarter of a red pepper that was going to go bad and a leaf of leak that was about the meet the same fate. I also accidentally let it dry a bit too much (while I was running around) but it's still great. Thick like a pure and lovely. Thank you!

PUL Team - Sept. 8, 2021, 4:02 a.m.

Aw we appreciate the glowing review so much, Manuela! So glad the soup was enjoyed 😃


Magdalena - July 26, 2021, 10:23 a.m.

I have to admit that the new photo convinced me to make this soup.
And Im so glad I did it! It's so simple and quick to make and so warming and comforting.

PUL Team - July 28, 2021, 3:02 a.m.

We're so glad you enjoyed the soup, Magdalena, thank you for the review ☺️


Stephanie - July 24, 2021, 6:32 p.m.

This is my go to when I don’t feel like cooking. It’s quick, delicious, and hearty.


Dana - July 17, 2021, 11:03 p.m.

This is one of my faves. It's so easy to do and tasty! Also it freezes very well. My favorite topping is sauteed onions and hot sauce.


Jule - July 15, 2021, 10:14 a.m.

I tried this when there basically was nothing left in the fridge and I couldn't be bothered to go shopping before having dinner. This is really comforting, smooth and delicious! It would have been better had I had some joghurt to top it off with... But I still had the leaves of some beet roots (which you can use similarly to mangold leaves) that I chopped and added 5 minutes before serving. I recommend some chopped nuts on top if you miss a crunch factor. Will defenitely make this again.

PUL Team - July 18, 2021, 1:46 a.m.

We appreciate this so much, Jule, thanks a bunch for taking the time to share 🤩


Sanjana - June 22, 2021, 8:27 p.m.

I made this and it was the best! I had a small pan though and messed up the ratio of lentils and water so it got a bit thick, which was no problem, it tasted amazing. I also added 4 grams of chilli powder. Surprised how easy and delicious this is!

PUL Team - June 24, 2021, 5:57 a.m.

Thank you for the review, Sanjana, and so glad you enjoyed the soup!


Zulma - June 4, 2021, 8:33 a.m.

I tried this yesterday today and it was super delicious! It's a very simple recipe and I happened to have these ingredients on hand except for the potato (which I substituted with carrot).

PUL Team - June 5, 2021, 8:54 p.m.

A lovely substitution, Zulma! So glad you enjoyed the soup 🤗


Isaiah Buckingham - June 1, 2021, 5:51 a.m.

I just tried this recipe for the first time and I love it! Thank you for this! I can’t wait to try more PUL recipes!

PUL Team - June 4, 2021, 3:32 p.m.

Woohoo! So happy to hear, Isaiah 😃 Happy cooking!


Mahdokht - May 19, 2021, 2:40 a.m.

So delicious and easy to cook! Thanks, Sadia!🤗


Meg - April 16, 2021, 1:38 p.m.

This soup tasted so good that my mum asked for more even though she was full XD
Love ur vids by the way ;)

PUL Team - April 19, 2021, 1:54 a.m.

We're so glad you and your mum enjoyed the soup! Thank you, Meg 🤗