I'm soup-obsessed at the moment, so I'm going through my archives. Vegetarian Lentil Soup With Pumpkin is a repost from 2014 that I will be making for lunches as I get ready to go back to work.
Vegetarian Lentil Soup With Pumpkin recipe and the following post was originally posted in November 2014.
It’s soup season, and I love it! For as much I declare myself a summer girl, I must admit I love the change in temperature and the comfort food that comes along with it.
I made this soup over the weekend for some quick lunches. I tend to forget about lentils even though they are super cheap, fast cooking, and totally yummy! I decided to go more plant-based on this, but I really like them with bacon. My mom said her favorite way to prepare them is with spicy sausage.
Even though this recipe doesn’t have any meat, the can of pumpkin really “beefs” up the soup, making it more substantial than a traditional broth-based soup, which I think makes it more satisfying. It almost borders on a stew. You can thin this out with some water or add extra broth if you like your soups brothy.
Vegetarian Lentil Soup with Pumpkin
Yield 7 cups
Vegetarian Lentil Soup With Pumpkin is a hearty soup thickened with pumpkin and loaded with flavor. Perfect for a chilly winter night.
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1 sweet onion, chopped
- 2 carrots, chopped
- 1 cup dry lentils (140g)
- 4 cups of veggie broth
- 1 can of pumpkin (15oz)
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp thyme
- 1 tsp cumin
Sauté the onion and carrots in the olive oil until the onion softens and browns a little.
Add the lentils, broth, pumpkin and spices. Stir to combine and cook over medium-high heat until it just starts to boil. Lower to a simmer, cover and cook for at least 45 minutes for the lentils to get tender.
- See, lentils are souper easy! <– see what I did there? I think my pun obsessed husband is rubbing off on me.
Serving Size ~1 cup
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 1 g
Total Carbohydrates 22 g
Dietary Fiber 9 g
Sugars 6 g
Protein 10 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.