January 11, 2019 · Written by Foodtolive Team

Hearty Red Lentil Soup

Warm up with a bowl of Hearty Red Lentil Soup. This comforting and nutritious soup is packed with protein, fiber, and a blend of aromatic spices. It’s the perfect way to cozy up on a chilly day and nourish your body with wholesome ingredients.

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 20 minutes | Total Time: 30 minutes | 6 Servings


  • 1 tsp coconut or olive oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
  • 2-3 medium carrots, chopped
  • 1 stalk of celery, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger, minced
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp pepper, freshly ground
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • 1 can tomatoes
  • 6 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 cup red split lentils, soaked
  • 1 cup spinach

Red Lentil Soup Recipe Ingredients


  • In a large pot, heat the oil over medium heat. Sauté the onion and garlic until they’re soft and fragrant, which takes a few minutes.
  • Add the carrots and celery, cooking for another couple of minutes. Stir in the spices to coat the vegetables.
  • Pour in the tomatoes and vegetable stock, then crank up the heat to bring the soup to a boil. Once it’s boiling, toss in the lentils, then reduce the heat to medium-low and let it simmer for about 20-25 min until the carrots are tender.
  • Turn off the heat and gently stir in the spinach. Your delicious soup is ready to enjoy!

This recipe slightly adapted from Occasionally Eggs

Video Recipe