• Simple soup ideas: French Lentil Soup from ONIE

French Lentil Soup

Time: 60 minutes
Servings: 4
This hearty vegetarian lentil soup dinner recipe is packed with flavor and very healthy.


  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 3 ribs celery, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (32 oz) carton unsalted beef broth
  • 1 1/4 cups dry lentils, rinsed & drained
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • Pepper to taste


  1. In a skillet, heat oil over medium. Add carrots & sauté 5 minutes.
  2. Add onion, celery & garlic. Sauté another 5 minutes or until vegetables begin to brown, stirring often.
  3. Transfer cooked vegetables into a large stockpot. Add broth, lentils & undrained tomatoes. Bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover & simmer 35 minutes or until lentils are tender, stirring occasionally.
  5. Season with pepper & vinegar. Ladle into soup bowls & serve.


Purchase frozen carrots so you can use extra at a later date.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per recipe
Serving size (509g)
Amount per serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 14%
    Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol mg 0%
Sodium 190mg
Total Carbohydrate 51g 19%
    Dietary Fiber 10g 36%
    Total Sugars 7g  
Includes 0g Added Sugars
Protein 20g  
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 90mg 6%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 870mg 20%
* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


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