This vegan weight-loss lentil soup recipe has the familiar flavors of turmeric, ginger and cumin that pair so well with lentils. Lentils, green beans and spinach give this vegan soup a healthy dose of fiber that helps you feel fuller, longer. Serve this soup with a little extra lemon and cilantro.

Julia Levy, November 2020


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20 mins
1 hr


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  • Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add garlic, turmeric, ginger and cumin; cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in broth, lentils, chickpeas and salt. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low to maintain a simmer; cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the lentils are tender, 30 to 40 minutes.

  • Remove from heat and stir in spinach, green beans and lemon juice, stirring until the spinach wilts and the green beans are heated through, about 1 minute. Ladle the soup into 6 bowls; sprinkle with crushed red pepper and garnish with a sprig of cilantro, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

253 calories; fat 7g; sodium 479mg; carbohydrates 37g; dietary fiber 9g; protein 12g; sugars 4g; niacin equivalents 1mg; saturated fat 1g; vitamin a iu 1570IU.