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Lentil Vegetable Soup

"Here is one good-for-you dish that our kids really enjoy," Joy Maynard writes from St. Ignatius, Montana. Serve this tasty soup as a hearty meatless entree...or pair it with a favorite sandwich.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 65 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 3 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) vegetable broth
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried lentils, rinsed
  • 1/2 cup uncooked long grain brown rice
  • 1/2 cup tomato juice
  • 1 can (5-1/2 ounces) spicy hot V8 juice
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 medium potato, peeled and cubed
  • 1 medium tomato, cubed
  • 1 medium carrot, sliced
  • 1 celery rib, sliced


  • In a large saucepan, combine the first eight ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Add the potato, tomato, carrot and celery; cover and simmer 30 minutes longer or until rice and vegetables are tender.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 195 calories, 4g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1144mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 6g fiber), 9g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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  • Apu_Annarasa
    Jan 20, 2014

    I love lentil soups and this turned out to be no different. I adapted this recipe to our taste though. I skipped the soy sauce and V8 juice. I added 1 can diced tomatoes, some black pepper powder, and thyme. Delicious!!

  • lateshift32
    Oct 9, 2013

    I made "this" soup as well. I added more vegetables. Cabbage, parsnips, extra carrots and celery. Spices I added were chili powder and basil, s and p. I couldn't see it turning out very well, being that the only spice was soy sauce. I also added a half a can of green chilis we had in the fridge. We shall see.... I gave it five stars because it taught me how to add brown rice and lentils to a soup without ruining the vegetables.

  • RebeccaJoy
    Mar 12, 2011

    This is a nice one-dish meal, full of a complete protein (from the lentils and brown rice together), vegetables, and fiber. I spice it up with a few generous dashes of dried parsley, sage, thyme, rosemary, and garlic powder. The end result is delicious and my kids love it.