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vegan red lentil soup
Vegan Red Lentil Soup {Gluten-Free}
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins
A simple, light yet healthy vegan red lentil soup that requires little prep and is ready in under and hour. Perfect to fight those winter blues. Gluten-Free too.
Course: Lunch, Soup
Cuisine: American, Healthy, Vegan
Servings: 4
Calories: 214 kcal
Author: Vicky Berman
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1-2 teaspoons minced ginger
  • 2-3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 -1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 - 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 - 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup red lentils washed and soaked in water for 1 hr
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup water
  • For garnish: red pepper flakes lime juice, fresh cilantro, chopped
  1. Heat oil over medium heat in a pot and add onion. Cook until translucent. Add ginger and cook for 1 minute.
  2. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add garam masala, cumin, smoked paprika and salt. Mix.
  4. Add red lentils, broth and water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, covered for 30 minutes or until lentils cooked.
  5. Puree with immersion blender if creamy texture is desired.
  6. Serve sprinkled with red pepper flakes, a squeeze of lime juice and teaspoon of fresh cilantro, chopped.
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Red Lentil Soup {Gluten-Free}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 214 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Sodium 1529mg66%
Potassium 469mg13%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 14g58%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 520IU10%
Vitamin C 4.5mg5%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 3.5mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.