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Lentil soup


Warm and inviting, a great lentil soup recipe is a wonderful and nutritious staple to have in the home. A complete and well-balanced meal of vegetables and a healthy plant-based source of protein and starches (lentils). Suitable to those living alone and large families looking for a simple and complete all-in-one recipe, this soup can be also easily be modified to appeal to everyone, vegan or not.


1 hour in total

Difficulty: Easy




Step 1:  Cook the vegetables until tender 

  • Frozen vegetables, spaghetti mix, 750g (1 pack of 750g) 
  • Avocado oil, 2 tbsp (30ml) 


Step 2:  Add the lentils and the broth 

  • Lentils, 1 cup(250ml)* 
  • Chicken stock, no salt added, 3L 


*The lentils can be replaced by homemade ravioli (recipe to come) 


Step 3:  Add the spices 

  • Tumeric, 2 tbsp (30ml) 
  • Paprika, 3 tbsp (45ml) 
  • Hungarian paprika (optional), 2 tbsp (30ml) 
  • Basil, sec, 1 tbsp(15ml) 
  • Salt and pepper to taste 


Step 4:  Mix the water and cornstarch to thicken the soup 

  • Cornstarch, 3 tbsp (45ml)  
  • Water, 3 tbsp (45ml) 


Step 5:  Let simmer until the lentils are fully cooked (approximately 1hr) 

Marie-Claire Gahel-Calouche

Dietitian-nutritionist, member of the Order of Dietitians of Quebec. I am passionate about nutrition and well-being in general. In this section, I offer you quick and easy healthy recipe ideas to prepare for any occasion.

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