ww lentil soup

ww lentil soup


  • 1 cup dried green or brown lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 6 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2 cups chopped spinach or kale
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish


  1. Prepare the Lentils:
    • Pick through the lentils to remove any debris or stones. Rinse them under cold water and drain.
  2. Sauté the Vegetables:
    • In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion, carrots, and celery. Cook for about 5-7 minutes, or until the vegetables are softened.
  3. Add the Aromatics:
    • Add the minced garlic, cumin, coriander, smoked paprika (if using), turmeric (if using), and black pepper. Cook for another 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  4. Combine Tomatoes and Lentils:
    • Add the can of diced tomatoes (with their juices) and the drained lentils to the pot. Stir everything together.
  5. Add Broth and Simmer:
    • Pour in the vegetable or chicken broth and add the bay leaves. Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover, and let it simmer for about 25-30 minutes, or until the lentils are tender.
  6. Season and Add Greens:
    • Taste the soup and add salt as needed. Stir in the chopped spinach or kale and cook for an additional 3-5 minutes, or until the greens are wilted.
  7. Finish with Lemon Juice:
    • Remove the bay leaves and stir in the lemon juice. Taste again and adjust seasoning if necessary.
  8. Serve:
    • Ladle the soup into bowls and garnish with chopped fresh parsley.

Optional Additions:

  • You can add other vegetables like bell peppers, zucchini, or sweet potatoes for extra flavor and nutrition.
  • If you prefer a spicier soup, you can add a pinch of red pepper flakes or some chopped chili peppers.

Enjoy your WW lentil soup!