Live Love Lentils – Homemade Soup Recipe

It may be a new year but it’s the same soup season. Whether you’re looking to add more plant-based meals into your repertoire or not, this delicious meal in a bowl may become a new go-to. Kid & nutritionist approved (always nice to know from an expert that it’s packed with nutrients and healthy, beneficial ingredients) - I got this recipe from my good friend @talipinesnutrition who has graciously let me share her recipe with all of you.


Homemade Soup Recipe


  • Green lentils
  • Garlic (2 cloves)
  • Onions (1 chopped)
  • Carrots (3-4 chopped)
  • Celery (3-4 stalks chopped)
  • Leeks (2 chopped)
  • 1/4 C tomato paste (if not, tomato sauce is ok in a pinch)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

(Cliff notes: you can buy the Trader Joes (or other) mirepoix mix pre chopped to save time)


  • Place 1 C of lentils in a pot, cover with water, and let cook for 15 minutes
  • Drain and set aside
  • Sauté garlic, onions, chopped carrots, chopped celery in a separate pan and leek until soft
  • Add vegetable stock (I like the Trader Joes or Imagine brand - both are vegan & MSG-free)
  • Add 1/4 C tomato paste
  • Add the vegetables to the lentils
  • Cook together, bring to a boil, and let simmer for 20 to 30 minutes
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste
  • Serve hot and enjoy a delicious homemade soup

Soup companions

  • I like to add roasted kale chips that give a little crunch to the soup (roast cleaned and dried kale with a spray of olive oil, and some salt, pepper, garlic powder, and a sprinkle of nutritional yeast at 425 F for 10 minutes appx. until crispy but not brown)
  • It is very delicious with fresh sourdough croutons - I like to make mine in the air fryer; take sourdough (or other bread of choice and cut into cubes), spray the fryer basket with olive oil, add cubes, sprinkle salt, give a quick toss, and then cook them for 10 minutes at 380 F
  • Also works well with grilled cheese sandwich sticks for kid friendly dipping

Let me know if you try it! Enjoy this amazing homemade soup!
Check out another homemade soup recipe, made with lots of love here.


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