• Serves 6
  • 1 hours
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 13 Ingredients
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This vegetable and lentil soup is delicious and a hearty winter warmer! A great vegetarian option!

Ingredients (serves 6)

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion
  • 200g celery, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 3 medium carrots, chopped
  • 1 medium green capsicum
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp dried oregano
  • 8 cups vegetable stock
  • 400g lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 3 kale leaves, chopped


  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion and celery and cook for 5 minutes or until onion is translucent.
  2. Stir in garlic and cook for 1 minute or until fragrant.
  3. Add canned tomatoes, carrots, capsicum, bay leaves, oregano and cook for roughly 2 minutes.
  4. Pour in vegetable stock and lentils and cook on high heat, until mixture starts to boil.
  5. Reduce heat and simmer for 45 minutes ensuring that the pot is covered to reduce water loss. As the soup cooks, add more water if needed to keep everything covered.
  6. Stir in kale and cook for about 5 minutes, until kale is tender and wilted.
  7. Ladle the soup into bowls and top with fresh basil. Serve and enjoy!

Notes... Soup is a great meal for busy people. It is a good idea to double the amount you need, then divide into portions and freeze. This way you have ready-made meals during the week when you are too busy to cook. A handy tip to remember is when using canned foods choose ones that have ‘no added salt’ as canned foods often contain high amounts of sodium.
  • I actually made my own version of this recipe today coincidentally.


  • Healthy soup, but a bit hard to convince the little children to eat.


  • This looks like a great tasty recipe, just right for winter, thanks for the recipe.


  • Such a great array of veggies in this! And such a perfect winter warmer meal! Can’t wait to make it and thanks for sharing!


  • What a great & healthy recipe for these cooler days :)


  • I am such a big fan of lentils as they are so filling and good. Great soup recipe, thanks.


  • delicious and warming


  • It looks very healthy. Thanks for sharing the recipe with us!


  • This sounds delicious but I am not a lentil fan…is there anything we could substitute?


  • Yum! This looks and sounds sensational!! I love soup for lunch during winter. When my pot of pumpkin soup is finished, this will be my next batch :)


  • Love ‘soup season’! This looks great, thanks.


  • Yummy love a good soup thanks


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