Black Lentil Veggie Soup


Black lentils with your favorite veggies that are always in your fridge. My kids liked this recipe too! Serve with bread and butter or your favorite crunchy crackers and salad.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
4 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 35 mins
6 servings


  • 1 ½ cups black lentils

  • 2 quarts vegetable broth

  • 3 cups diced tomatoes

  • 10 carrots, peeled and diced

  • 1 onion, cut into 1/2-inch dice

  • 2 small turnips, peeled and diced

  • 1 green bell pepper, diced

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 2 tablespoons minced ginger

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • salt to taste


  1. Place black lentils in a microwave-safe bowl and cover with 4 cups water. Microwave until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir and add more water if needed. Microwave for 5 minutes more. Drain and rinse.

  2. Combine vegetable broth, tomatoes, carrots, onion, turnips, green bell pepper, butter, ginger, garlic, coriander, cumin, and salt in a large slow cooker. Stir in lentils.

  3. Cook on High until carrots are tender, 4 to 6 hours.

Cook's Note:

Substitute chicken broth for the vegetable broth if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

145 Calories
7g Fat
17g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 145
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 846mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 32mg 162%
Calcium 90mg 7%
Iron 4mg 19%
Potassium 295mg 6%

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

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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