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Red Lentil Soup

Red Lentil Soup | Well and Full | #vegan #soup #recipe

Okay, I know what you’re thinking (I think)…. “Sarah, it’s 80 degrees outside, what are you doing posting a soup recipe?!” Well, that’s a fantastic question. I’m posting a soup recipe because it’s one of the few things I can eat right now (*sad face*). I’m still on the no beans / no raw veg / no cruciferous veg diet that my GI doctor put me on, and it’s seriously limited the amount of things I can make for this blog. But the good news is, you can watch me being a doofus making this recipe on Nom! I’m still getting used to the whole live cooking show thing. It’s a lot of fun, but still kind of scary broadcasting live and having your video be on the internet in all perpetuity!

But I digress. Summer’s here, and I’m pretty excited about all the produce that is going to be available soon! My garden is positively thriving, and I’ve even gotten my first strawberries on my strawberry plant! There’s only nine of them, though, so I’ll probably be going to the berry farm to get my fix. Luckily, there’s a berry farm literally five minutes down the road from me (actually within walking distance), and they have the best pick-your-own strawberries. Don’t tell anyone, but half the time I eat as much as I actually pick. ;) I can’t help it! Organic, perfectly sun-ripened strawberries are one of my most favorite things, ever. Get ready to see a lot of strawberry recipes here this summer! Of course, I’ll be interested to see if I can top last year, where I got 11.64 lbs of strawberries in one trip. I made this delicious coconut milk strawberry ice cream with them, and it came out amazing. But this year I will definitely doing a lot more strawberry recipes! I can’t wait! :)

Red Lentil Soup | Well and Full | #vegan #soup #recipe

Red Lentil Soup

This calming, healing red lentil soup is full of comforting flavors and Ayurvedic spices, and takes only half an hour to put together!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 -3



  • 1/2 White Onion chopped
  • 4 Cloves Garlic minced
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil for cooking

The Lentils

  • 1 Cup Red Lentils

The Broth

  • 4 Cups Vegetable Stock
  • 2 Cups Water

The Spices

  • 1 Tsp Dried Parsley
  • 1 Tsp Paprika
  • 1/2 Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Dried Basil
  • 1/4 Tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1/4 Tsp Coriander
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste


  1. Start by prepping the vegetables - chop the onion and mince the garlic.
  2. Bring a large pot to medium heat with a little extra virgin olive oil. Add in the onions only, and sauté for a few minutes until onions are translucent. Then, add in the garlic and sauté for another minute or so, until garlic is fragrant. Be careful not to let the garlic brown!
  3. Once onions and garlic are done sautéing, add in vegetable stock and water and bring to a simmer. Then, add in lentils and spices and simmer until lentils are nice and soft, about 15-20 minutes.
  4. When done, ladle the soup into bowls and serve.
  5. Enjoy!

Red Lentil Soup | Well and Full | #vegan #soup #recipe

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  • Reply
    Abby @ Heart of a Baker
    May 31, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    My husband thinks I’m crazy but I love hot soup in the summer! Hooray for Nom too, I just watched one of yours and I love it! xo

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      May 31, 2016 at 2:00 pm

      Aww thanks Abby!! :D

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    Liora (Allthingsloveli)
    May 31, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    I eat soup year round, so no judgement here! Looks delicious- planning to this it this week :)

    • Reply
      May 31, 2016 at 5:10 pm

      Yay!! Thanks Liora! :)

  • Reply
    May 31, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    Hi Sarah,
    Sorry if I have missed the obvious but what quantity of lentils would you use in this recipe?

    • Reply
      May 31, 2016 at 5:11 pm

      Thanks for the catch, Kate! The recipe calls for one cup of red lentils. :)

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    June 1, 2016 at 7:48 am

    Haha, we ate a spicy and steamy red lentil curry over rice and greens on literally the hottest night of the year so far last weekend, so I can totally get on board with this soup. Sometimes when you look at a soup, you can just tell that it’s going to be delicious. This soup has that special sheen to it :)

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      June 1, 2016 at 1:42 pm

      Aww thanks girl! And sometimes, you just gotta have a good soup, no matter the weather! ;)

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    Natalie | Feasting on Fruit
    June 1, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    I still crave at least one warm cooked meal a day, so nothing wrong with soup in June :) Especially when it looks this absolutely delicious! Is the new diet helping with your stomach at least, or too soon to tell?

    • Reply
      June 1, 2016 at 7:43 pm

      It hasn’t really been helping my stomach that much, so hopefully I’ll be able to incorporate veggies and beans back into my diet again soon. You’re so sweet for asking, thanks Natalie <3

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    Jessie Snyder | Faring Well
    June 1, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    Hey you! We are both channeling cozy vibes this week and I love it ;) it ‘aint summer yet! And I love how we both live down the street from a strawberry farm – isn’t it just the biggest treat ever? I hope this new diet is helping you heal, such a rough road you’ve been on. Wish I could give you a hug and eat a bowl of this yummy soup with you friend. Have a gorgeous rest of the week, and enjoy your little strawberry plant too! So cute. xo.

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      June 1, 2016 at 7:44 pm

      Warm and cozy vibes twins!! Great minds think alike ;)

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    Traci | Vanilla And Bean
    June 2, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    Hey Lady.. I’m good with soup year round, so share away! This is so hearty and nourishing and I love the spices you’ve included here. Strawberries are a few weeks early here and I’ve been freezing them like crazy to stock up for the year ahead. I’ve been eating plenty too. The farm has an abundant supply and I am in hoard mode! Your ice cream looks delicious, BTW!

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      June 2, 2016 at 5:22 pm

      I’m quite jealous, strawberries are’t quite in season yet where I am and I’m dying to have some!! But it’ll be their time soon :) In the meantime, I can just have soup hehe ;) Thanks Traci!

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    Maya | Spice + Sprout
    June 2, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    I am so jealous of your strawberry farm situation! I totally agree that fresh, juicy, sun ripened strawberries are unbeatable. I am also super down with this soup. I am pretty sure I heard somewhere that hot foods cool ya down in the summer months, so definitely an appropriate warm weather dish! ;)

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      June 3, 2016 at 10:24 am

      Thanks girl!! I know, I’m super lucky to have a strawberry farm so close by ;)

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