9 Cozy & Creative Vegan Lentil Soup Recipes
French lentil soup is a cozy dish made with lentils, vegetables, and a blend of herbs. It’s both healthy and hearty at the same time. Lentils are a type of legume high in protein and fiber, making them a good meat substitute. They might seem like a boring health food, but lentils are incredibly versatile because of their mild, earthy and nutty flavor.
While traditional French lentil soup is typically made with bacon, our version is completely plant-based. Dr. McDougall’s Organic French Lentil Soup is, vegan, gluten-free, and lower in sodium than other brands.
The basic soup is lovely on its own, but we like to add more ingredients to our lentil soup – or use it to create a completely different dish.
These 9 recipes using our ready-made French lentil soup range from quick & easy recipes to things you never thought you could do with soup!
Vegan French Lentil Chili Cheese Fries by Francesca of @plantifullybased
There are so many creative ways to use a simple container of French lentil soup, including homemade chili cheese fries!
Francesca made this decadent chili cheese fries recipe using our organic lower sodium French Lentil Soup. A bed of fries is topped with lentil chili and a plant-based “cheese” sauce, garnished with fresh onions and jalapeños for a kick.
Moroccan Lentil Soup
Looking for a simple way to spice up your soup? This recipe takes under 10 minutes to make.
There is so much to love about this soup; it’s thick and hearty, tasty and colorful, and it all comes together quickly by using our lentil soup as the base. Did we mention it takes practically no time at all to whip up?
Just add a few ingredients to the already made lentil soup – including the secret to its Moroccan flavor, cinnamon.
Lemony Lentil Wraps by Plantifullybased
Warm pita bread hugs a tasty lentil filling, hummus, and fresh veggies in this Mediterranean-inspired wrap.
Add some extra oomph to your French lentil soup by cooking it down with bell peppers and seasoning it with lemon and garlic salt.
Spread a layer of hummus on a warm pita, then add some lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumber. Top this bed of veggies with the lentil pepper mixture and garnish with green onions.
Loaded Root Veggie Lentil Soup
This simple but hearty soup will warm your soul and fill your tummy. Enjoy this delicious Loaded Root Veggie Lentil Soup on a chilly day or when you just want some healthy comfort food.
Simple as can be, all you need to do is add potatoes and carrots to our French lentil soup and garnish with fresh parsley. This is one of those fridge clean-out recipes; transform those old carrots in the back of your fridge and the last few potatoes sitting on your counter into a tasty and easy meal.
This Lentil Bolognese recipe showcases a classic meat-free option using lentils in place of the traditional meat Bolognese sauce that uses beef or pork.
From low sodium to gluten-free and vegan, our recipe checks all the boxes. All you need are five simple ingredients, thanks to our Organic French Lentil soup that does most of the work for you!
Would you believe us if we said it only takes three steps and five ingredients? All you need to do is cook your favorite gluten-free pasta and add the other ingredients to a saucepan with the lentil soup. It comes together in just minutes, so you can sit back and enjoy a nice glass of red wine.
Detox Lentil Vegetable Soup by @coconutkate
I don’t know about you, but sometimes we just crave a bowl full of healthy veggies, especially after we’ve been eating out a lot. This detox lentil vegetable soup feels so nourishing, plus it’ll actually fill you up with protein and healthy carbs.
This hearty veggie-filled lentil soup is perfect when you need a little comfort and a healthy meal. We partnered with Kate Arvidson of Coconut Kate to bring you this recipe.
We added tons of different veggies (8 to be exact) to our lentil soup base, plus quinoa for a healthy grain.
French Lentil Chili
Going back to its French roots, this lentil chili takes our French lentil soup and adds a variety of vegetables to bulk it up.
Let's dig in! Nothing beats an empty stomach like a steaming bowl of chili, and with entirely plant-based ingredients like butternut squash, dried mushrooms, kale, and our ready-to-serve French lentil soup, your stomach will thank you.
Vegan Lentil Soup Meatballs by Jasmine Briones
We have another pasta recipe for you, this time pasta with plant-based meatballs!
What's better than a giant bowl of pasta with meatballs? We're making vegan meatballs using lentils, a dish any type of eater can enjoy. These meatballs are full of protein and Italian flavor.
Eat your meatballs with your favorite type of pasta, or just eat them plain – we don’t blame you.
Vegan Lentil Stew by Francesca of @plantifullybased
Another super easy recipe, this vegan lentil stew has a comforting blend of hearty grains and legumes, flavorful herbs, and the sweetness of sweet potatoes.
We added sweet potato, barley, and fresh thyme to bring some different flavors and textures to our French Lentil Soup. This is perfect for when you don’t feel like cooking an elaborate meal but want something that tastes like one.
From pasta dishes to simple soups and stews to more creative dishes like chili cheese fries, there is SO much you can make with Dr. McDougall’s organic French lentil soup. While it’s great on its own, we encourage you to get crazy in the kitchen and whip up some new flavors.
Every Dr. McDougall’s Right Foods product is vegan, made with whole foods ingredients, certified Non-GMO, and made with paper packaging from certified sustainably-managed forests. You know when you eat Right Foods products that you’re doing something good for your body and for the environment.
If you made any of these recipes, leave a few stars down below and tell us how we did. And please snap a picture and tag us on Instagram so we can see your masterpiece for ourselves!