Lentil Soup Recipe

lentil soup recipe

Lentil soups are known for being hearty and rich. This lentil soup recipe, made with a delicious variety of vegetables and ground beef (or beef alternative) is simple to make and is sure to keep you warm on a cool fall evening. We recommend serving it with some fresh bread.

Lentil Soup Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef (90% lean) or ground beef alternative
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 can (46 oz) tomato juice
  • 1 cup dried and rinsed lentils
  • 2 cups cabbage, chopped
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 10 oz frozen (but thawed) chopped spinach


  1. In a large pot, cook the beef (or alternative) at medium heat until it’s no longer pink.
  2. Add the water, tomato juice, lentils, cabbage, carrots, celery, onion, green pepper, Himalayan salt, ground black pepper, thyme and bay leaf.
  3. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to low-medium. Simmer for approximately 60-80 minutes, until the lentils and vegetables are tender.
  4. Add the thawed frozen spinach and heat for an additional 5-10 minutes.
  5. Remove the bay leaf.
  6. Serve with some fresh bread and enjoy!

Ready in: 1 hr 30 mins

Serves: 6 servings

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Herbs and spices from this recipe:

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Himalayan Salt

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Ground Black Pepper

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Organic Thyme Leaves

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