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Hearty Veggie Lentil Soup

Chock-full of veggies, this delicious lentil soup is really simple to fix. In St. Ignatius, Montana, Joy Maynard often doubles the recipe and freezes half for later.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 1-1/2 hours
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 3 cups water
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 3 medium carrots, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 cup dried lentils, rinsed
  • 2 celery ribs, sliced
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas


  • In a large saucepan, combine the first 11 ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 to 1-1/2 hours or until lentils and rice are tender.
  • Add the tomato paste, corn and peas; stir until blended. Cook, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes or until corn and peas are tender. Discard bay leaf.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/3 cups: 228 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 566mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 15g fiber), 14g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 vegetable, 1 very lean meat.

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  • BobbysChicagoBAbe
    Dec 2, 2016

    EXCELLENT soup! The only things I added was some smoked sausage, when I added the corn and peas, and also about 1/4 c. spaghetti sauce, just to use it up!Will b made here again!

  • recipehound54
    Mar 19, 2015

    After reading all of the positive reviews I am not sure what went wrong, even though I followed the recipe as printed. It is definitely a very healthy soup which is why I gave it two stars but my batch was totally lacking in flavor. I did add some salt to see whether that would enhance the taste and it didn't seem to do much good. Not sure what I would change if I were to make it again.

  • kath518
    Nov 19, 2012

    This was the first time I made lentil soup and it was delicious! I am adding the recipe to my soup collection.

  • estancia11880
    Dec 31, 2011

    Simple and tasty. I made it with boxed chopped tomatoes to avoid having to dig the tomato paste out of the can, and loved it!

  • adw742
    Feb 12, 2011

    This is a keeper ! A little variation (no corn or peas and dices tomatoes insteaf of paste) My folks sya it's the "bomb" A favorite of mine.

  • loudon
    May 4, 2010

    This is one of our favorite vegetarian dishes. I do add about 1 teaspoon of salt and pepper to taste. Also I add more water if it is gets to thick.

  • dr_andrae2004
    Apr 15, 2008

    This is a very good & healthy soup and easy to prepare! Sometimes I make a double batch and freeze the leftovers for another quick meal for a busy day.

  • lssrls
    Feb 19, 2008

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  • broadybunch
    Jan 5, 2008

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