Red Lentil Soup

I don’t really have that much to say about this soup, other than the fact that you should make it because it’s delicious!

(How’s that for a no-frills intro? lol).

red lentil soup
Red lentil soup topped with avocado, parsley and crushed red pepper flakes

Pair soup with a whole wheat roll for a light, balanced dinner. BTW, lentils are a great source of protein and folate, a B-vitamin needed for carbohydrate utilization and blood cell synthesis.

Happy lentil soup making!
<3 Dena

red lentil soup
Red lentil soup topped with avocado, parsley and crushed red pepper flakes

Red Lentil Soup

This red lentil soup is a delicious summer soup. I hope you enjoy!
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Course: Protein, Soup, Vegetable
Servings: 10 servings
Author: Dena Don


  • Avocado oil (or other high-heat oil), for sautéing
  • 1 large onion, chopped (1 to 1½ cups)
  • 4 to 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • 5 cups water
  • 2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • One 15-ounce can tomato sauce
  • 3 large carrots, chopped (2 cups)
  • 1 medium russet potato, cut into large chunks (1 cup)
  • 1 medium yellow zucchini, chopped (1½ cups)
  • ¼ cup fresh chives, chopped
  • 1 cup red lentils, dry
  • A few stalks fresh parsley, roughly chopped, plus more for topping
  • Avocado, for topping (optional)
  • Crushed red pepper flakes, for topping (optional)


  • Sauté onion and garlic in avocado oil in a large pot over a medium-high flame. Season with salt and pepper.
  • When onions are golden, add water, vegetable broth and tomato sauce to pot. Mix. Add carrots, potato, zucchini, chives and uncooked lentils. Mix.
  • Bring soup to boil; reduce to simmer. Add parsley. Allow soup to simmer for about 30 minutes, or until vegetables are soft. Serve topped with avocado, crushed red pepper flakes and parsley.


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