Vegetable Lentil Soup to Enjoy All Winter Long

Loaded with vegetables and flavor, this vegan vegetable lentil soup is perfect for a chilly night at home. This healthy, vegan, gluten-free, garlicky, lemony soup is easy to make and makes great leftovers. Make this soup again and again all winter long!

vegetable lentil soup recipe

I first made this soup on a whim with what I had on hand in my kitchen and ended up liking it so much I’ve been making it on repeat this winter. The flavor combo is interesting, herbes de Provence + tomatoes with green chilis, in this loaded vegetable and lentil soup. I love how satisfying and nourishing it is. This large batch makes great leftovers and tastes even better the next day!

vegetable lentil soup Ingredients

Ingredients for Vegetable Lentil Soup

Onions, carrots, and celery is a great base for this soup. The ratio is heavy on the carrots, which pair wonderfully with lentils.

Garlic is loaded into this soup, giving the soup a ton of garlicky flavor and nutrients.

Diced and Fire Roasted Tomatoes with Green Chilis add heat and flavor to this soup.

Vegetable Broth serves as a base for the soup while also adding nutrients.

Herbes de Provence adds amazing flavor but if you have a hard time locating this spice mix you could also replace with an Italian spice blend.

Lentils are low in calories, rich in iron and folate and an excellent source of protein and add a mild earthy and nutty flavor to this soup.

How to Make this Vegetable Lentil Soup

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For this straight forward soup recipe simple cook celery, onion, and carrots in olive oil for a few minutes, and then add in your garlic for another minute.

Add the rest of the ingredients, except the lemon juice. Bring to boil and then simmer, covered for about 35 minutes, or until the lentils are fully cooked.

Take off the heat, add a little lemon juice, and additional salt and pepper to taste.

Serve drizzled with olive oil. It pairs wonderfully with buttered garlic toast or a side salad.

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winter lentil vegetable soup
5 from 9 votes

Vegetable Lentil Soup

Loaded with vegetables and flavor, this vegan lentil vegetable soup is perfect for a chilly night at home. 

Course dinner, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword broth, carrots, celery, dinner, garlic, herbes de Provence, lentil, lentil soup, onion, simple, soup, vegan, weeknight dinner
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8
Calories 145 kcal



  1. Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a large pot. 

    ready to make winter lentil vegetable soup
  2. Add onions, carrots and celery and cook until onions are translucent and fragrant, about 3-5 minutes. 

    simple winter lentil vegetable soup
  3. Add garlic and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.

    my favorite winter lentil vegetable soup
  4. Add fire roasted tomatoes with green chilis, vegetable broth, lentils, herbs de Provence, and salt and pepper. Stir to combine. 

    the best winter lentil vegetable soup
  5. Bring to a boil, and then reduce heat to medium-low and cover pot with lid. Simmer for 35 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the lentils are fully cooked. If too thick add up to a cup of water. 

    easy winter lentil vegetable soup
  6. Take off heat and add freshly squeeze lemon juice. Stir to combine. Add additional salt and pepper to taste.

    vegetable and lentil soup
  7. Drizzle a little extra olive oil on soup and serve with buttered toast or a side salad. 

    winter lentil vegetable soup

Recipe Notes

These are diced & fire roasted organic tomatoes with green chiles I used from Trader Joes. 

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Nutrition Facts
Vegetable Lentil Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 145 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 0.3g2%
Sodium 880mg38%
Potassium 542mg15%
Carbohydrates 24.3g8%
Fiber 9.8g41%
Sugar 5.2g6%
Protein 9.8g20%
Calcium 560mg56%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 5 stars
    Such a hearty meal! Had a bunch of lentils we needed to cook up and this was the perfect way!

  2. Angela Allison says

    5 stars
    The flavors of this soup are incredible! So healthy and satisfying, I’ll be making the all winter long. Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. 5 stars
    I love vegetable soups. This looks delicious.

  4. Krissy Allori says

    5 stars
    Oh man, I love this soup. It reminds me how much I love lentils and need to use them way more often.

  5. 5 stars
    Lovely color anf flavorful soup recipe. Perfect for weather here.

  6. 5 stars
    Such a hearty and healthy meal looks good

  7. 5 stars
    Lentil soup is one of my favorite recipes to make in the winter and this recipe totally hit the spot! Love the addition of lemon too for some brightness and acidity – delicious!

  8. 5 stars
    Such a comforting and delicious soup.

  9. 5 stars
    Lentil soup is a hearty and filling dish that we love to enjoy whole year round. Thanks for reminding, I’d love to have such a delicious bowl like yours right now!

  10. 5 stars
    This looks absolutely fabulous! There’s nothing better than a bowl of hearty, homemade soup!

  11. It’s healthy and a perfect soup for vegetarians! I love this dish, I’m sure the kids will love this.

  12. I love lentils. They are so yummy, filling, and good for you. Thanks for this veggie lentil soup recipe.

  13. 5 stars
    I just found so many bags of lentils in my larder! We all love soup and the weather is snowy and cold, so perfect for this recipe!

  14. 5 stars
    I’ve never seen fire roasted tomatoes in the stores here, but I see so many interesting recipes using it. This vegetable lentil soup looks like the perfect winter comfort food, and healthy too!

    • It adds a nice kick to the recipe! It would still be great with regular tomatoes if you can’t find fire roasted though.

  15. I have so much lentil at home, I am going to give this recipe a try! Love the simple and good for you ingredients!

  16. Lesli Schwartz says

    5 stars
    This is my go-to soup in the winter! It’s so hearty, healthy and flavorful! Can’t wait to try you recipe.

  17. 5 stars
    Omg this soup is speaking to me. Finally a soup that has plenty of vegetables but is still hearty! Can’t wait to make this for the week!

    • Definitely heavy on the vegetables, and you could probably add in some greens during the last step too! Enjoy, Alena!

  18. 5 stars
    Lentil soup with veggies – that’s my kinda thing. Love this amazing soup recipe.

  19. 5 stars
    Yum! I bought a huge bag of lentils the other week with basically zero idea how to use them and I came across your soup! So comforting and delicious and perfect for the chilly weekend we’re having. I think we love lentils now, thanks!

  20. Jacque Hastert says

    5 stars
    This soup is calling my name! I love the garlicky flavor and that it will make leftovers for days to come.

  21. 5 stars
    I love a good veggie lentil soup and this one looks amazing! Love the herbs you have used and the addition of lemon juice to sharpen it up. Can’t wait to make this!

  22. 5 stars
    This looks so gorgeous and cozy! I love veggie meals, especially soups in winter!

  23. 5 stars
    Gosh !! That looks absolutely yum. Also, loving the layout of the blog, looks so playful with all that delicious food and bright colors

  24. 5 stars
    Hearty healthy beautiful and delicious! I love lentils and I can’t wait to try this fabulous recipe!

  25. 5 stars
    Yes to everything about this soup! I love lentil soup in the winter – it just warms you up from the inside out! I can’t wait to try your version this week!

  26. 5 stars
    Definitely my kinda soup any time, any day. This will be on the table tonight for our vegetarian evening. Brilliant and thank you so much for the inspo.

  27. 5 stars
    This is an amazing soup -I just love all the flavors in it and as an added bonus, it’s vegetarian!

  28. 5 stars
    This does look and sound delicious! Now would be a great time to freeze some of the garden fresh veggies I have.

  29. 5 stars
    This soup is for my family, a soup lover! And we experiment with different kinds of soup recipes. I love your recipe and cannot wait to give it a try! I think we will enjoy it even this summertime. 🙂

  30. 5 stars
    There is so much flavor in such an easy soup. I can eat this all year long and not just for winter.

  31. 5 stars
    I am a big fan of lentil soup and veggies! I can’t wait to try this version in the winter! Yum!

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