Lentil Soup (GF & Vegan)
Lentil Soup is the perfect meal during the winter. We have had a very odd winter here in Southern Ontario. One day is will be so cold you don’t want to go outside and the next it will be like a cool spring day. So Lentil Soup is great to make and have on those cold days or freeze to have on hand. We absolutely love soup season. Eating soup allows you to take a break from the cold and it’s delicious. Also, lets face it, it just gets way too hot here in the summer to enjoy soup.
This Lentil soup I originally came across on instagram through the accounts Convey The Moment/The Kindest Plate. However, I believe she found the recipe through Bowl of Delicious. We have tweaked the recipe a little bit to reflect our likes. This is something that you can do with a lot of recipes and especially soups. Adding a little more of something you like or a little less of something you dislike is the best part of cooking.
More Lentils Less Meat
Lentil soup is very healthy and this recipe is packed with nutrition of flavour. We used Better Than Bouillon for the vegetable stock but you could also used homemade stock or stock out of a container. We just prefer to use bouillon because it is cheaper in the long term. It also takes up less space in the cupboard. I have mentioned before that this brand is not certified gluten free so use with your own discretion.
Lentils are something I have been wanting to add more to our diet. As mentioned before we are also decreasing the amount of meat we are eating. This recipe checks both of those boxes. It also makes a large amount so we ate about a third of it. Put a third in the fridge to be eaten in the next couple days. Then froze the rest of it. This allows us to pull it out and thaw when we are short on time, or just want an easy dinner.
I should warn you, this soup is super hearty and filling but thats what makes it so great. You will stay full for a long time and hopefully won’t want to snack before bed. You should try and use fresh herbs if they are available to you, but if not, dried will work. We actually had to use majority dried herbs because we were unable to find fresh in our grocery store. Just another reason I can’t wait for Spring and gardening.
Well lets get into making this delicious soup. If you’re looking for more winter meal ideas check out Gluten Free Bacon and Beef Chili. It is packed with healthy beans but also has tender beef. Making for another great winter meal when you’re trying to escape the cold.
If you try out this recipe, let us know if you like it in the comment below!