Many years ago I created this lentil soup recipe. Unlike most other dried beans, lentils do not need to be soaked before cooking. After 20 minutes, they are thoroughly cooked, not mushy, and perfectly soft. At $1.00-$1.50 a pound, they are a fantastic source of protein, folate, copper, and fiber.
This soup has been a family favorite, which I have made countless times. I hope your family will enjoy it too!
This soup is:
- “Kid Approved”
1 1/2 pounds of green or brown lentils
1 1/2 cups chopped carrot
1 1/2 cups chopped celery
1 medium chopped onion
16 oz. can crushed tomatoes
12 cups of water
2 tsp. onion powder
1 Tbsp salt-free seasoning
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. dried basil
1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
1 Tbsp Bragg’s aminos or low sodium soy sauce
fresh cracked black pepper to taste
Put a few tablespoons of water in the bottom of a 6 quart pan. Add onion and garlic. Cook on medium heat until the onion and garlic are softened.
Add carrots, celery, tomatoes, spices, and water.Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer for 30 minutes, until the vegetables and lentils are cooked through.
Place in bowls with a twist of fresh cracked pepper on top. Serve with a big salad and muffins!
16 thoughts on “Vegan Italian Lentil Soup”
I just love your youtube videos! I am wfpb too and love your tips and recipes. Could you do a hair care video? Your locks look lovely!
Hi, Heidi! Thanks for the nice compliments. The truth is, I wash and condition it once a week and this is my natural color. I am not super picky on shampoo, but my favorite is the Aussie brand. I love how it makes my hair feel. Other than that, the only other thing I’ve ever done is massage a little Argan oil into the ends to moisten them. It works great!
I’ve lived in Australia for 25 years and have never heard of ‘Aussie’ shampoo. Wow, you learn something new every day.
LOL! It must be an American company using the name Aussie. That’s so funny!
Just watched your video with Chef A.J.
Since your family loves vinegars, I thought I’d share that the Greek version of the lentil soup you have here is often served with a splash of vinegar just before serving. It really adds to the dish.
Blessings to you and your family.
That sounds divine! I am definitely going to try that! Thanks!
I made this today. It was so good. It will definitely be in my rotation from now own.
Thanks, Melanie. It is definitely one of our family favorites.
Hello Hope, is there meant to be fresh garlic in this recipe?
Yes. Sorry. Somehow I missed that in the instructions. 2 minced cloves.
Hope just curious as to why you became vegan? We are trying to become vegan, but have been vegetarian for many years. ♥️Love your videos🥰
Hope’s father died of a massive coronary at the age of 47. When she got close to that age she began researching the link between diet and heart disease. That’s when we became vegan.
Hi! Just wondering what “salt-free seasoning” to use? I’m looking forward to making this recipe. Thanks.
I like Costco’s (Kirkland brand) salt free seasoning, but really any brand will work. You can get the Kirkland salt free seasoning from Amazon, but it’s about twice what you’d pay at Costco. So, if you have a membership or know someone who does, it’s worth asking them to pick it up for you the next time they go.
Trying to find the ebook that you talk about in your Stocking your pantry videos? Can you provide the link please?
You can request the Pantry Stock Up Workbook, here: https://underthemedian.com/pantry-stock-up/.