Are you looking for a hearty, healthy, and warm meal to tide you over this weekend? Why not opt for cooking up a pot of lentil soup? Lentils are packed with amazing nutrients, vitamins, and minerals including magnesium, fiber, and folate. They are also good for your heart and digestive health, and they are a powerful plant-protein. Green, red, yellow, brown -- it doesn't matter the color! Add this magical legume to your diet this weekend for a delicious and energy-fueling meal.
Vegan Lentil Soup from Loving It Vegan
You can use any color of lentils for this soup, but the author chose red for this variation. Using only six ingredients (onion, olive oil, cumin, carrots, vegetable stock, and (obviously) lentils), this creamy soup is simple to make and easy on your wallet. It is also vegan and loaded with plant-based nutrients. Get the recipe here.
Green Lentil Soup with Coconut Milk and Indian Spices from A Beautiful Plate
For a flavorful soup inspired by vibrant Indian spices, whip up a pot of the Green Lentil Soup with Coconut Milk and Indian Spices from A Beautiful Plate. Combining green lentils with coconut milk and a handful of spices (nutmeg, cardamom, clove--to name a few), this soup is a crowd-pleaser. Invite your friends over for a bowl. Get the recipe here.
Red Lentil Soup from Well and Full
Another one with red lentils (although you can use any color), Well and Full's lentil soup is quick and easy to make and perfect for warming up in this cold weather. With simple ingredients and spices that you're bound to have in your cupboards, this one is ideal for adding in last week's leftover veggies and getting creative with the contents. Get the recipe here.
Lentil Soup from The Cozy Apron
This lentil soup is thick and hearty. With potatoes, tomato paste, lots of garlic, and a laundry list of spices, it's earthy and filling. It's also more than adaptable to what you have on hand. Overflowing with brown lentils, it pairs well with a chunk of warm bread or grilled sandwich. We're making this one in bulk -- enough for dinner, and plenty for lunch in the coming days! Get the recipe here.