Vegetarian Mushroom-Lentil Soup


This light, vegetarian soup is full of flavor and rich in vitamins and minerals thanks to the lentils and shiitake mushrooms that are in it. You can prep this meal even faster if you purchase pre-sliced shiitake mushrooms.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 3 cups shiitake mushrooms, sliced

  • 6 cups vegetable stock

  • 1 teaspoon ground thyme

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup green lentils, rinsed and drained

  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil

  • 2 green onions, finely chopped, or to taste


  1. Heat oil in a pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add shallot slices and saute for 1 minute, then add garlic and mushrooms. Saute until mushrooms start to soften, about 3 minutes, stirring frequently so garlic doesn't burn. Add vegetable stock, thyme, and salt and increase heat to high. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.

  2. Stir in lentils and sesame oil, and reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until lentils are tender, about 20 minutes.

  3. Divide soup between 4 bowls and garnish with sliced green onions.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

304 Calories
7g Fat
42g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 304
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 732mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 17g 61%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 9mg 46%
Calcium 59mg 5%
Iron 7mg 36%
Potassium 599mg 13%

* 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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