My family and I have been trying to eat healthy, so I started adding veggies to all my soups. This recipe is easy to make, fun, and delicious. You can modify it in many ways; add your own favorite cooking oil, as well as your own greens. Serve with toasted rosemary bread. Yum!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
7
Yield:
7 servings
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Ingredients

7
Original recipe yields 7 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat 1/4 cup olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Cook and stir carrots, onion, salt, parsley, black pepper, ginger, tarragon, and cumin in the hot oil until the onion is translucent, 5 to 7 minutes.

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  • Stir lentils and tomatoes into the carrot mixture. Pour vegetable broth over the vegetables, stir, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, place a cover on the pot, and simmer until the lentils are tender, 45 to 50 minutes.

  • Stir spinach and zucchini into the broth mixture; simmer until the zucchini is tender, about 7 minutes more. Remove pot from heat and season soup with salt. Drizzle 1 teaspoon olive oil over the soup before serving.

Cook's Note:

You can use chicken stock in place of vegetable stock, if you prefer.

Nutrition Facts

390 calories; protein 20.7g 41% DV; carbohydrates 56.1g 18% DV; fat 10.2g 16% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 1190.9mg 48% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2017
Loved it and so did my sister! I used fresh grated ginger instead of powered ( keep it peeled in my freezer cause it grates so well frozen). I didn't have zucchini or spinach but substituted lots of fresh kale instead. My sister even tried it COLD & loved it! Nice herb flavors & good texture. Thought it would be too much but it was gone it two days!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/25/2018
I made the mistake of sub in. Chicken stock and It was a little too salty. Also my family didn't love it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2017
Loved it and so did my sister! I used fresh grated ginger instead of powered ( keep it peeled in my freezer cause it grates so well frozen). I didn't have zucchini or spinach but substituted lots of fresh kale instead. My sister even tried it COLD & loved it! Nice herb flavors & good texture. Thought it would be too much but it was gone it two days!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2017
I made this pretty close to the original, just left out the zucchini and switched out the spices. I used 3 tsp of Ras El Hanout and tasted half way through then added 1/2 tsp more plus 1/2 tsp smoked paprika and 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Served with falafel which paired well together. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2016
My husband and I LOVED this meal and we are meat folks so having a soup with all veggies made my husband a little skeptical. However the flavors and how FILLING it is was so shocking! Awesome alternative to a meaty soup. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/24/2017
Healthy and hearty soup, just don't use red lentils ! Only works with green lentils Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2016
This recipe was so easy to make and I have a 4 days worth of food...healthy food! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2015
I used more fresh ingredients. Minced ginger fresh tarragon diced tomatoes from my garden (peeled and seeded). I also added 2 carrots and 32 oz vegetable stock. There was a lot of leftovers and froze some so I won't be making it soon but I will definitely make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2016
This recipe was wonderful. I didn't have any vegetable broth so I used 3 cups of crushed tomatoes 2 cups of chicken broth and 3 cups of water. The lentils I used were from Trader Joe's and were pre cooked so I added them with the zucchini and spinach. It is very flavorful and the vegetables were not mushy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2016
This is REALLY great!! I made it exactly as the recipe states and it is fabulous! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2017
Excellent delicious we loved it! OK I admit that I didn't make it myself. Although I do cook my wife actually made the recipe. The soup was healthy and satisfying. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/25/2018
I made the mistake of sub in. Chicken stock and It was a little too salty. Also my family didn't love it. Read More