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best lentil soup recipe

Vegan Lentil Soup

This is the BEST Vegan Lentil Soup recipe! Easily prep this comforting soup ahead of time or you can even freeze to enjoy later.
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword best lentil soup, lentil soup, vegan lentil soup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 226kcal
Author Courtney


  • 3 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 cup onion diced
  • 1 cup carrots diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 64 oz vegetable broth
  • 1 ½ cup lentils
  • 28 oz diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • salt + pepper to taste
  • 1 cup zucchini diced
  • 1 cup kale chopped


  • In a large pot or dutch oven, heat avocado oil over medium-high heat.
  • Saute the carrots and onions in the oil until tender.
  • Add garlic and cook for 1 more minute.
  • Add the lentils, vegetable broth, tomatoes, Italian seasoning, and salt and pepper. Stir thoroughly then cover with a lid.
  • When the soup begins to boil, lower the temperature to medium low and simmer for 25 minutes or until lentils are cooked through.
  • Add the zucchini and kale and cook 5 more minutes, or until zucchini is tender and kale begins to soften.
  • Remove from heat and serve.


Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 936mg | Potassium: 705mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 4164IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 4mg