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.

Anti-Inflammatory Red Lentil Soup With Caramelized Onions [Vegan, Gluten-Free]



Cooking Time




  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, sliced (against the grain) into rounds
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups water and 2 vegan bouillon cubes (or 4 cups vegan broth)
  • 1 1/4 cup red lentils, rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups chard, chiffonnade
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons  salt
  • Pepper to taste


  1. Heat oil over medium in a skillet. add onions and garlic and cook over medium-low for 15-20 minutes until partially caramelized.
  2. While these cook, bring stock to a boil. Once boiling, add lentils. Cook 10 minutes.
  3. Use 1/4 cup stock from pot to blend onions into a puree.
  4. Add onion puree and spices to the pot, stirring well. Cook together for 3 minutes.
  5. Add chard, stirring to submerge, then cover and cook 5-7 minutes more until chard is wilted and flavors have mingled.
  6. Use an immersion blender - or transfer 2 cups at a time to the food processor - and blend until smooth.
  7. Add additional salt and pepper to taste. Serve.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving: Calories: 164 | Carbs: 27 g | Fat: 2 g | Protein: 10 g | Sodium: 44 mg | Sugar: 1 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.