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Vegan Smoky Lentil Soup Recipe

This Vegan Smoky Lentil Soup is an easy, healthy and beginner-friendly plant-based meal, that’s great for lunch or dinner, even if you are calorie counting!

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Ingredients you’ll need:

  • dry lentils
  • carrots
  • parsnips
  • potatoes
  • onion
  • garlic
  • spices

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How to make this soup:

First, give your dry lentils a good rinse, then soak them for about 2 hours.

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Wash, peel and chop the veggies.

 

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Heat oil in your soup pot and caramelize the chopped onions. Add the smoked paprika powder, then add all your remaining ingredients (except the lemon juice) and cook the soup for about 40 minutes.

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After 40 minutes, taste the soup to check if you need to add salt or some more spices and add the lemon juice.

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When your soup is done, serve it with fresh bread!

There is nothing better, then a bowl of piping hot soup with freshly baked bread! 🙂 Enjoy!

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P.S.: If you like carrots in soup, as much as I do, try this delicious Rutabaga and Carrot Soup from The Vegan Larder.

 

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Vegan Smoky Lentil Soup

This Vegan Smoky Lentil Soup is an easy, healthy and beginner-friendly plant-based meal, that’s great for lunch or dinner, even if you are calorie counting!
Prep Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 40 minutes
Course: lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lentil, lunch, plant based, smoky, soup, vegan
Servings: 4
Author: Mira M.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups green lentils (dry)
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 carrot (sliced)
  • 1 parsnip (sliced)
  • 1 big potato (chopped)
  • 1 small onion (finely chopped)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 3 tsp smoked paprika powder (unsalted)
  • 1 tsp black pepper (ground)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp salt
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 2 tsp lemon juice

Instructions

  • Rinse the dry lentils, then soak them for about 2 hours.
  • When the lentils are done soaking, heat oil in a soup pot and caramelize the chopped onions. Add the smoked paprika and stir it around in the oil for around 10-15 seconds (on middle heat).
  • Add the lentils, sliced carrots, parsnips, chopped potatoes, minced garlic, water, bay leaves, salt, pepper and cook the soup for about 40 minutes.
  • At the end of the cooking, add the lemon juice.
  • Serve with fresh bread. (optional)
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11 thoughts on “Vegan Smoky Lentil Soup Recipe”

  1. 5 stars
    10/10 everyone that tried it said it was one of the best soups they’ve ever had thank you for posting this wonderful recipe

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  2. I made this tonight and it was delicious. Do you really use 1 1/2 tbsp of salt though? Did you mean tsp maybe? Seemed like way too much, so I used 1 1/2 tsp instead, which was perfect.

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