March 1, 2023

Golden Lentil Soup

Avatar photoAuthorShana GohlCategory, , DifficultyBeginner


This recipe is a protein packed lentil soup with herbs and vegetables that can be prepared for a weekly meal prep or as weeknight dinner. Store in the fridge for up to five days or freeze and eat later.

Yields2 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time45 minsTotal Time55 mins


 1 tbsp olive oil
 2 cloves garlic, minced
 ½ yellow onion, diced
 1 carrot, diced
 1 rib of celery, diced
 ½ tsp cumin
 ½ tsp black pepper
 ½ tsp dried dill
 ½ tsp ground turmeric
 1 cup lentils, picked and rinsed
 4 cups vegetable broth
 1 cup kale, chopped
 1 lemon, juiced
 salt to taste



Heat oil in large pot or dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, carrot, celery and a pinch of salt. Cook, stirring occasionally until soft. About 5-7 minutes. Stir in the cumin, black pepper, dill and turmeric. Cook for 30 seconds.


Stir in the lentils and vegetable broth. Increase the heat to a boil then add another pinch of salt. Reduce the heat to a simmer, cover and cook on the lowest heat for 30-35 minutes.


Remove the cover and add the kale, cook on low for 5 more minutes. Remove the soup from heat and add lemon juice. Adjust salt and pepper. Serve as is or blend for a creamy soup texture.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories 455
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8.2g13%
Saturated Fat 1.2g6%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 159mg7%
Potassium 1323mg38%
Total Carbohydrate 71g24%
Dietary Fiber 22.2g89%
Sugars 5.7g
Protein 27g54%

Calcium 10%
Iron 46%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.