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Lentil Soup in a soup pot with wooden spoon.

Lentil Soup

This Lentil Soup is packed with lentils, vegetables and Italia herbs. It's a healthy and vegetarian option rich in protein and flavor!

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword lentil soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 286 kcal
Author Anna


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 3 carrots
  • 2 celery ribs
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1.5 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups green or brown lentils
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 cups water
  • 1.5 cups crushed tomatoes
  • 1 bay leaf


  1. Chop onion, carrots and celery.
  2. In a Dutch oven or soup pot, heat up oil over medium heat.
  3. Add chopped onion, carrots and celery. Saute, stirring often, for 5 minutes.
  4. Add garlic and seasoning. Stir in and saute for 3 to 4 minutes.
  5. Add lentils and stir in. Saute for 3 minutes.
  6. Add all liquids and bay leaf. Stir everything together. Bring soup to a boil.
  7. Reduce heat to simmer and cook soup, covered, for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the lentils are cooked. Stir often.
  8. Once done, remove soup from heat. Cool soup for 10 minutes or so, then serve.

Recipe Notes

  1. To freeze: cool soup completely, then transfer to freezer-safe containers. Freeze for up to 3 months.
  2. You can add seasonal vegetables to this soup: sweet potatoes, zucchini, sweet corn, kale, spinach, etc.
  3. Please note, that the nutrition value can vary depending on what product you use. The information below is an estimate. Always use calorie counter you are familiar with.
Nutrition Facts
Lentil Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 286 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 941mg41%
Potassium 922mg26%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 21g88%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 5651IU113%
Vitamin C 12mg15%
Calcium 90mg9%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.