Red Lentil Veggie Soup

lentil veggie soup

I am a big fan of tumeric. Read all about the healing and healthful properties of this spice, here and here (and a lot more sites online). With cold and flu season upon us, every little bit helps! 🙂

I hope you enjoy this tangy, colorful and delish veggie-lentil soup which is seasoned with tumeric. Let me know if you give this recipe a try (see next page).

Stay warm and healthy. And if you are ill right now, get well soon!


Lentils add protein,texture and taste to this colorful,hearty soup. Serves 6.

1 C. uncooked small red lentils

2 T. vegetable or olive oil

1 large onion, chopped

2 garlic cloves, finely minced (opt.)

3 medium carrots, diced

2 stalks celery, diced

5 C. vegetable soup stock

2-3 bay leaves (remove before serving soup)

¼- ½ teas. each sea salt and freshly-ground pepper, to taste

1 teas. ground turmeric

2 T. apple cider vinegar

1-2 T. honey (to taste)

1-14 oz. can stewed tomatoes, with juice

Thoroughly rinse and drain lentils, set aside.

In a large soup/stock pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions, garlic, carrots and celery and sauté for 5 minutes. Add soup stock, lentils, seasonings, vinegar, honey and tomatoes and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 1 hour. Adjust seasonings to taste. Remove bay leaves and serve.

Adapted from: Not Just for Vegetarians, Delicious Homestyle Cooking, the Meatless Way by Geraldine Hartman. All rights reserved.

5 responses

  1. Yummy! And the soup matches Mr Cheddar!

  2. Sounds delicious, I’m going to have to try this this weekend. Must buy celery…..

  3. wow..yummy..i make something similar and is quite a hit in our home..

  4. Oh boy, am I gonna’ make this! I even have red lentils. It looks very good. Thank you, G.

  5. Hi Sallee, “The Ched” begs to differ! LOL

    Hi Carrie, Must buy celery, me too…it’s usually what I forget on the list. 😉

    Hi Shraddha, Its one of our fav soups here. The black bean soup below is on that list too.

    Hi Christine, I hope you enjoy it. Don’t leave out the tumeric, it makes the soup.

    Happy Cooking, G

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