• extra-virgin olive oil
  • onions (chopped)
  • celery stalks
  • celery leaves
  • carrots (chopped)
  • garlic cloves (chopped)
  • vegetable broth (or more)
  • lentils (rinsed, drained)
  • 14 1/2 ounces diced tomatoes in juice
  • balsamic vinegar (optional)
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NutritionView more



Calories170Calories from Fat35
Total Fat3.5g5%
Saturated Fat0g0%
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat35
Total Carbohydrate26g9%
Dietary Fiber12g48%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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Amy Cloherty 2 days ago
Delicious and simple
Hi Cheryl 11 days ago
A simple,great tasting soup!
so easy! perfect for winter
Manali 19 Apr
Loaded with yumminess
easy! very flavorful. could easily make different variations of this.
Flavorful and easy to make. Also very economical. More of a stew than a soup.
I like this recipe. It's very tasty!
Pat 10 Mar
Beautiful flavours in this soup and so healthy. This is real food. Strongly recommend.
Delicious and easy classic lentil soup recipe. Even passes the toddler test!
Peggy 16 Jan
Warming recipe, but nothing about the flavor makes it stand out. I was wondering what the taste would be like since there were no seasonings that went into the soup while cooking. At the end, I added a lot of salt, black pepper, and chili pepper. I also added one potato while it was simmering.
Wow, easy to make. Came out delish, good night for it very cold out. I put some in my blender then back into pot for a thickened soup. My husband even loved it. Will definetly make this again
Marla S. 13 Dec 2017
Delicious! My family loved it. It is a new family favorite. Used only 2 T oil and split red lentils, so skipped the purée instruction.
Mary Lou L. 10 Dec 2017
Very well! Added a potato and only enough half enough onion, but really like it a lot!
Misha 13 Nov 2017
I have made this several times, and it comes out amazing every time.
Stevie 27 Oct 2017
This is a wonderful,flavorful soup!
Alyssa T. 24 Oct 2017
Amazing 😉 love this soup. It's in my rotation. Even my kids love it.
Katherine Hayhoe 28 Jun 2017
really nice!! dont need to follow the recipe exactly for it to turn out very tasty :)
Saudia H. 23 May 2017
This recipe turned out FABULOUS!! And the fact that my 3 and 1 year olds loved it, is a plus!! I made several adjustments based on our taste preferences. I used double the garlic and added fresh thyme as well as a bay leaf. Also, I added a few pinches of complete seasoning and cayenne for a little heat on the back end. I only used 1 cup of lentils (just what I had on hand) and didn't purée as much (maybe 2 1/2) cups because we prefer it chunkier. I did have to add several cups of water to get it to the consistency my kiddos will eat and adjust the salt accordingly, but again, that's based on preference. This is going into the dinner rotation without a doubt. It's just so simple and tasted so wonderful.
Mary E. 16 Jan 2017
Was a little skeptical while reviewing the recipes ( b/c of the canned tomato), but it turned out wonderfully !!! Two thumbs up Child friendly too
minneapple g. 26 Sep 2016
We love lentil soup in our house and this recipe turned out great! I recommend using the balsamic for a nice added depth in the flavor. We love to add a little Parmesan to the bowl and dip a tasty slice of baguette in the soup. So good!
Rebecca W. 19 Aug 2016
Very good soup, I will keep this in my rotation! I made it as directed but added a little more veg and stock to have more for leftovers.
Cecilia C. 13 Feb 2016
Delicious! Used chicken broth, natural tomatoes and didn't use celery or balsamic vinegar. Doing it again definitely