Hearty Lentil, Carrot + Potato Soup

If you’re new to Love and Lentils, I don’t only post recipes that include lentils although it may seem so if you’ve been seeing my last few posts.  That’s because I am participating in Canadian Lentils Recipe Revelations Challenge! (wish me luck!)  But today, I am sharing my husband’s recipe.

Vegan Lentil and Potato Soup

 I don’t know what’s going on, but I’ve been battling colds and the flu for the last couple of months.  I rarely get sick throughout the year, but this winter (and daycare germs) have taken their toll on me!  I was finally feeling better over the last couple of weeks, and then boom – I got this awful cold once again.  

To rewind a little, I grew up in a Greek household and I had my fair share of Greek lentil soup, or ‘fakes’ (fah-kehs).  I never got sick of it, and to this day, we ask my mom to make some for us and we all go over to indulge in a bowl or two.

Maybe that’s why this was the only thing I was craving today in my feeling sorry for myself state.  My husband came to the rescue with his delicious version of lentil soup.  When I started my blog last year, one of the first recipes I shared was my hubby’s lentil soup.  I was just having a look with him and I know we were thinking the same thing – those photos need to be retaken! Check it out here. Ha! Link with embarrassing photos has since been removed, sorry. πŸ˜‰

Vegan Lentil and Potato Soup

He cooks for an army, so feel free to cut this recipe down, or go for the large portion and freeze it!  It tastes great reheated later and it will make for quick and easy weeknight meals.

Hearty Lentil, Carrot + Potato Soup
Serves 8
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Cook Time
45 min
Cook Time
45 min
  1. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  2. 4 onions, chopped
  3. 6 cloves garlic, minced
  4. 5 small carrots, sliced
  5. 6 cups vegetable stock
  6. 2 cups green lentils, rinsed and picked through
  7. 2 large Russet potatoes, peeled and chopped
  8. 2 bay leaves
  9. 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  10. 1 teaspoon dried coriander
  11. 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  12. Kosher sea salt and pepper to taste
  13. 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  14. Fresh parsley to garnish
  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, warm the olive oil. Add the onions, garlic, and carrots. Cover and cook until the onions have softened, stirring often, for about 10 minutes.
  2. Add the vegetable stock, lentils, potatoes, bay leaves, oregano, coriander, and cayenne. Turn the heat to high and bring all to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for about 30 more minutes, or until lentils and potatoes are cooked through.
  3. Season with salt, pepper, and vinegar.
  4. Garnish with parsley and serve.
  1. Store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to a week, or in the freezer for longer.
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Vegan Lentil and Potato Soup

Vegan Lentil and Potato Soup

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  1. Oh yum- that looks delicious! Will definitely be making this soon!

    • Sophia | Love and Lentils says:

      Thanks so much! Do let me know if you try it!
      Sophia πŸ™‚

  2. Hi Sophia,
    I love your blog name and I love lentils and I love that we live in the same neck of the woods. I am from Beaconsfield. I notice that the majority of your recipes are vegan and that is good news for me. I will be trying this lentil soup this week. Many thanks!

    • Sophia | Love and Lentils says:

      Hello Anne! Thanks for your kind words! We’re practically neighbors, we live in DDO. πŸ™‚ Small world!
      You could subscribe by email and you won’t miss any posts – 99% of the recipes are vegan!
      Have a lovely Sunday,

  3. Hi Sophia,
    This looks really tasty! I can’t wait to give your recipe a try!

    • Sophia | Love and Lentils says:

      Thank you, Krystle! I do hope you try it and love it. πŸ™‚

  4. Sorry you’re ill again you poor thing πŸ™ I’m sure this soup gave you some cold fighting strength and love…get well soon!! Xx p.s I think the original pictures are lovely too!

    • Sophia | Love and Lentils says:

      Thank you my dear!! Turns out I have a few infections, ear, sinuses and chest, but I am on the mend, I’m feeling much better today finally!! You’re so sweet, I’m hard on myself I guess (about the photos). πŸ˜‰

      • Oh no, you must be so run down πŸ™ glad you are on the mend now though! Yes, you are hard on yourself, I have some highly cringe worthy pics from the early days which I can’t even bear to look at but it’s just part of the journey I guess! It’s progress πŸ™‚

      • Sophia | Love and Lentils says:

        Oops – your comment ended up in my spam! πŸ™ Just seeing this today.
        Finally feeling better, Poppy! Thanks so much for asking.
        It’s true – it is definitely part of the journey and as cringe worthy as they are, it just shows how much we’ve grown.
        Have a lovely weekend!
        Sophia xo

      • I hate it when WordPress does that! Glad you found it in the end and I’m glad you’re feeling better πŸ˜€

  5. So sorry to hear that you’re under the weather Sophia. I hope you feel better soon. It really is hard with kiddos not to catch everything that’s going around. Anyway, your hubby’s recipe looks delish. πŸ™‚

    • Sophia | Love and Lentils says:

      Thanks Celeste! I’ve been under the weather for almost a month! I finally caved and went to see a doctor, I have an ear, sinus and chest infection. No fun! But already starting to feel better. Try this soup – you’ll love it! xx

  6. Great recipe for simple hearty meal! All the best for the Challenge πŸ™‚

  7. Aren’t recurring colds an absolute bore! I had three of the same last December, and I’m never normally ill. Here’s to your getting better. And warmer weather! I’m wearing a duvet (albeit summer) whilst typing. πŸ™‚

    • Sophia | Love and Lentils says:

      It really is the pits! I’m in serious need of some warmer weather. πŸ˜‰

  8. Hi Sophia, I found your blog just now and started following by email. I have missed so much of your lovely posts! Exploring more of the healthy vegetarian/vegan recipes. Do stop by my blog too, and I look forward to get inspired by yours…

    • Sophia | Love and Lentils says:

      Hello! Wow, thank you so much for your lovely comment. I am glad you will be seeing my posts now. πŸ™‚
      I will definitely be stopping by your blog, thank you.

  9. I am really so badly behind but I did want to tell you how wonderful this soup is. Lentils are the best! I hope you are feeling better now.

    • Sophia | Love and Lentils says:

      You’re so sweet, Suzanne! I am finally better! Thank you for asking. πŸ™‚ This soup probably helped.

  10. Looks delicious!! This reminds me of a lentil stew my dad used to make, but his was far more involved and time-consuming, so I was never very motivated to attempt it. This looks way simpler, so I’ll have to try it!!

    • Sophia | Love and Lentils says:

      Hello! I know what you mean – I love simple and quick most of the time. This is a delicious soup, do try it! πŸ™‚

  11. Lina says:

    yummy! i wanted to follow the recipe but…. i didn’t have any onions at home !
    so i put some extra potatoes into the soup and added a chili. without the onions it was a bit watery so i added like1 DL red lentils. this recipe was Perfect and very filling for me today. loved the spices. =)

    • Sophia | Love and Lentils says:

      That’s so great, Lina! I’m glad to hear you made it work even without all the ingredients the recipe called for. πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing.

  12. Brooke says:

    This recipes was outstanding! Will definitely be making this again!!!

  13. Ashley says:

    My 14 year old decides to become vegetarian and so I found this recipe and needless to say it was a huge hit! It was so delicious and hit the spot! I added bacon to my batch however;). I will be saving this recipe❀️

    • Sophia | Love and Lentils says:

      I am so happy to hear that. Thank you for sharing, Ashley. πŸ™‚

  14. We had this for supper tonight. It was very filling and so nutritious. Definitely a keeper.

  15. Sarah says:

    I had high hopes for this recipe but, sadly, I found the proportions a bit off. Specifically there were wayyyyy too many onions and also too many potatoes. I also wish there had been a stronger flavor .

    • Sophia | Love and Lentils says:

      I’m sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy the soup, Sarah. It’s the most popular recipe on the blog, readers love it! Hope you were able to make adjustments to it to make it to your liking.

  16. Joanna says:

    We love this recipe and make it frequently. I made a switch to using sweet potatoes after the first time, and have made it that way ever since, but it is very yummy as written. I am making it for dinner tonight for all of us sick ones.

    • Sophia | Love and Lentils says:

      Thanks so much for sharing that, Joanna! Hope you’re all on the mend. πŸ™‚

  17. Andy says:

    I’ve just starting having 2 no meat days a week so pleased to have found this blog. Typed some ingredients I have into google and this recipe popped up, i’ll be trying it tonight

  18. Julianna says:

    Absolutely delicious soup!!! Love it!!! Thank you for sharing the recipe!!! Julianna

  19. Sara says:

    My family really enjoys this soup! Thanks so much!

  20. Erin says:

    Yum! Such a delicious recipe for a cold fall day! I added green beans, edamame and peas and it was super yummy! Thank you, I will definitely be sharing and making again!

  21. Grace says:

    My grandson loves to eat it as much as my entire family loves making it! Thanks for the recipe!

  22. Niels says:

    My girlfriend has been sick and I came across your your recipe while looking for something tasty and soothing to make her. It got rave reviews and I earned myself thousands of boyfriend-points. Thanks from the Netherlands!


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