Red Lentil Soup Recipe

Soups are our favorite this time of year! They are simple and easy to make and also can act as a perfect meal prep situation. This recipe is also vegan and vegetarian! Eat healthy and warm up at the same time 🙂

(Serves 4; 187 kcal; 0.6g fat; 12.9g protein; 33g carbohydrate)


  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • ¼ cup carrots, cut into coin-sized pieces
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp ground cumin
  • ½ Tbsp turmeric
  • 5 cups water
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil


  1. Rinse 1 cup of red lentils under cold running water
  2. Chop large onion into fine pieces
  3. Heat Olive oil in a large pot over medium heat
  4. Once olive oil is heated, add chopped onions and cook them for about 4 minutes
  5. Add salt, black pepper, and cumin and mix with onions
  6. Once the onions cook and turn translucent, add the red lentils and stir everything together 
  7. Add the water and turmeric to give the soup that nice yellow color
  8. Let the water boil over high heat and add the carrots once the water starts to bubble
  9. Place lid over pot and let it simmer for 40 minutes while stirring occasionally
  10. Serve soup in a bowl and garnish with paprika and lemons!