Easy Red Lentil Soup

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Satisfying and delicious, this oil-free vegan red lentil soup is nourishing and so easy to make. It’s ready in only 15 minutes with just 7 simple pantry ingredients.

The easy red lentils vegan soup in a pot from 3/4 angle

This simple red lentil soup is completely whole food plant based, oil-free, gluten-free, and nut-free. It is quick and easy to make, loaded with healthy plant protein and fiber.

Whole Food Ingredients

You can have this red lentil soup on the table in just 15 mins using a handful of easy to find pantry ingredients. Here are the 7 simple ingredients you need:

  • red lentils – the recipe uses red lentils that cook fast
  • vegetables – I used carrot, onion, and celery root
  • garlic – makes it more appetizing and flavorful
  • spices – you’ll need savory, paprika, and salt
the ingredients of the easy red lentils vegan soup

For the full ingredients list, measurements, and instructions, please find the recipe card below.

Is This Simple Red Lentil Soup Good for You

It’s not simply good for you, it’s truly healthy!

This red lentil soup is so high in healthy plant protein, rich in fiber as well as microelements like iron, magnesium, zinc and B vitamins. A bowl of this red lentil soup will protect you from heart disease, improve your cholesterol level, and support weight loss.

The recipe is completely whole food, plant-based, and contains no oil or other processed ingredients that are harmful to your body.

Also, this quick and easy vegan soup can be a savior when you are in a hurry, and you have no time to spend in the kitchen. On the table in just 15 mins, it allows you to quickly enjoy a healthy filling lunch or dinner. Plus, it’s budget-friendly too.

the easy red lentils vegan soup in a pot with a wooden spoon inside

This Red Lentil Soup Recipe is

  • plant-based (vegan)
  • whole food
  • gluten-free
  • oil-free
  • nut-free
  • packed with healthy plant protein
  • a reliable source of fiber
  • quick and easy to make
  • ready in 15 mins
  • satisfying and delicious
  • a great vegan lunch or dinner
the easy red lentils vegan soup in a bowl

How to Serve This Red Lentil Soup

You can always enjoy a big bowl of this delicious red lentil soup alone or with sides. Here are some of the ways we serve it at home:

the easy red lentils vegan soup in a pot with a metal ladle taking some out

How to Store

This red lentil soup is perfect for meal prep. It not only tastes great on the next day and the flavors blend even better as time passes and it gets tastier.

Fridge: Let cool then store in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Reheat it on the stovetop or microwave before eating or you can try it cold. It will have thickened slightly the next day, so you can add a bit of water to it while reheating.

Freezer: It also freezes well. Let cool and store in a freezer-friendly container for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge, then reheat on the stovetop or microwave.

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Easy Red Lentil Soup

Venelina Dove M.D.
Satisfying and delicious, this red lentil soup is nourishing and easy to make in 15 minutes with simple pantry ingredients.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Course Vegan Soup Recipes
Cuisine European
Servings 2
Calories 330 kcal


  • ¾ cup (150 g) red lentils, 5 oz
  • 1 large (170 g) carrot, diced
  • 1 (100 g) onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • ½ cup (60 g) celery root, chopped
  • 1 tsp savory
  • tsp paprika
  • tsp Himalayan salt
  • 2 cups (480 ml) water


  • Place all ingredients in a pot. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, cover and cook for about 10-12 mins.
  • Serve warm with cooked rice, potatoes, or whole grain bread. Enjoy!


  • You can adjust the consistency of this red lentil soup. If you find it too thick, simply add a little more water to it.


Serving: 1gCalories: 330kcalCarbohydrates: 62gProtein: 20gFat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 603mgFiber: 12gSugar: 6g
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I’m Venny, I am a medical doctor and I believe great health stems from eating whole plant foods. Here you’ll find delicious (mostly) oil-free whole food, plant-based recipes and learn how food makes you healthy!

4 thoughts on “Easy Red Lentil Soup”

  1. Never had red lentils before. This soup is fantastic, everyone in my family loved it and will definitely be making this again. I only added some favourite vegan cheese https://violifefoods.com/ crumbles on top. It turned out a nice combination. Thank you for this lovely recipe!


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