Lentil soups are so comforting and they come together so easily! They are high in protein, and you can flavor the soup however you like! If you’re looking for a wonderful way to enjoy more soup this chilly season, and haven’t tried making your own lentil soup, this roundup is for you!
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Try out these lentil soups:
1. Spicy Lentil Soup with Ginger & Coconut Milk
This Spicy Lentil Soup with Ginger & Coconut Milk by Natalie Yonan is made with ginger, turmeric and coconut milk! A nutritious soup that lights up your fall! Lentils are really a great commodity for fast everyday food. They barely take any time to cook and are so grateful to mix with other ingredients like crushed tomatoes and coconut milk. A tasty lentil soup that has both Indian and Asian influences! This soup is quite spicy and has plenty of garlic, ginger and turmeric! This soup can serve with a good freshly baked bread or an Indian naan bread! If you halve the amount of water, it also works as a casserole with rice or bulgur. Lentil soups make a great meal to enjoy with a side salad or your favorite bread.
2. Pumpkin Lentil Soup
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3. Indian-Spiced Lentil Soup With Creamy Coconut Milk
This flavorful Indian-Spiced Lentil Soup With Creamy Coconut Milk by Liz Moody waltzes the line between sweet and savory, with creaminess from the coconut milk. While most recipes cook garlic in the beginning, in this one, you chop it 20 minutes prior, which allows you to get the full benefits and flavor. The flavors of this soup only get better with time — so go ahead and cooka big batch every time you make it and enjoy it throughout the week.
4. Simple Lentil Soup With Leeks and Yellow Carrots
Everything in this Simple Lentil Soup With Leeks and Yellow Carrots by Deena Mehta is melded nicely together. This recipe keeps it mild, but you could really add any sort of herbs or spices you want. It does go well with toasted bread, but for lunch you can eat it over brown rice for a complete protein boost.
5. Moroccan Red Lentil Soup
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This Moroccan Red Lentil Soup by Julie Zimmer made with a mix of warm spices, veggies, herbs and lemon juice, this Moroccan red lentil soup is bold, beautiful, hearty and healthy. Made with natural ingredients, there’s no need to add bouillon cubes or stock. Just add water and the ingredients will cook, merge and create their own stock.
6. Kabocha Squash and Red Lentil Soup
7. Chutney and Coconut Red Lentil Soup
So much to love about this chutney and coconut red lentil soup! This Chutney and Coconut Red Lentil Soup by The Living Kitchen, Tamara Green and Sarah Grossman is comforting when you’re feeling tired, and also packed with enough easy-to-digest protein to strengthen your body post-treatment.
8. Detox Red Lentil Soup
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This Detox Red Lentil Soup by Kristina Humphreys is the perfect filling yet detoxing mixture of nutritious ingredients for when you are feeling sluggish and weighed down. Thanks to red lentils, this detox veggie soup is hearty yet light at the same time with protein-packed lentils that keep you full and are also recommended for detoxing the body because they are easily digested. Lentil soups are a great meal!
9. Tomato Basil Roasted Red Pepper Lentil Soup
This Tomato Basil Roasted Red Pepper Lentil Soup by Stephanie McKinnie is a comforting treat that can be served anytime of the year. The red lentils provide the heartiness and the roasted peppers, tomato and basil brings in the comfort!
10. Green Curry Lentil Soup
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While lentil soup is certainly a vegan staple, there are countless varieties that each have a unique blend of flavors. This Green Curry Lentil Soup by Kristina Humphreys has a green curry base with garlic and ginger accents. It is perfectly soothing served with a generous scoop of coconut yogurt on top!
11. Sweet Potato Lentil Soup with Coconut Milk
The earthy lentils paired with the inherently sweet potatoes create a lovely base that is perfectly enriched by the savory garlic, onions and plethora of spices in this Sweet Potato Lentil Soup with Coconut Milk by Kaylee Pauley. No matter the season or weather, this soup is the perfect treat. It is filling, with depths of flavor and so so delicious!
12. Pumpkin Spinach Creamy Lentil Soup
This Pumpkin Spinach Creamy Lentil Soup by Kristina Jug & Mitja Bezenšek is a hearty vegan one-pot soup with lentils, pumpkin, and spinach. Great for a cold winter day! This one-pot soup is vegan, gluten-free and only takes about 30 minutes to make!
13. Cuban Lentil Soup With Baked Plantains and Lemon Crema
This Cuban Lentil Soup With Baked Plantains and Lemon Crema by Karen Sheer comfort in a bowl – chock full of vegetables and classic Cuban onion and garlic essence with a kick. This is a robust soup with plenty of vegetables and spiced up with traditional Cuban flavors. Garnished with a lemon-crema and irresistible baked plantains, this dish is warming and full of nutrition!
14. Curried Mushroom Barley Lentil Soup with Spinach
This Curried Mushroom Barley Lentil Soup with Spinach by Tara Binder is not only for vegans but for the meat eaters in your life as well. Why meat eaters? Well because this soup is rich with umami, the fifth ‘taste’ that makes foods savory, complex and deeply flavorful.
15. Anti-Inflammatory Red Lentil Soup With Caramelized Onions
This Anti-Inflammatory Red Lentil Soup With Caramelized Onions by Amy Height is a nourishing blend of red lentils, caramelized onions, red chard and turmeric to warm you up or chill you at any time of year, especially if you need a little anti-inflammatory support.
Craving more vegan lentil soups? Check out these 15 Hearty Soups to Keep You Warm and Satisfied All Winter and our own Ultimate Guide to Vegan Soup Recipes!
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