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Aunt Dorothy’s Vegan Red Lentil Soup


Aunt Dorothy's Vegan Red Lentil Soup 1

Aunt Dorothy's Vegan Red Lentil Soup

This is a great simple vegan recipe for autumn. With or without the hot pepper it will fill you up and keep you warm.


  • 1 cup red lentils
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 3 cup water
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 1 hot pepper chopped (adjust to your spice level)
  • 1 cup greens shredded (swiss chard, kale, spinach, etc.)
  • 1 qt vegetable broth
  • 1 tbsp cilantro and mustard seeds


  • Clean the red lentils and rinse thoroughly. Put them in a 3-quart pan with the water.
  • Add the turmeric. Cook for 30 minutes until the lentils are tender.
  • You can mash up the lentils a bit to make a creamy consistency.  Sauté the onion, grated ginger, garlic, and chopped hot pepper.
  • Add the vegetable broth. Add the cooked lentils. Then add the greens. Cook until the greens are done.
  • Remove from the heat and add a generous amount of cilantro.


You can "pop" some mustard seeds or brown some cumin seeds in a small amount of oil and add this to the soup just before you serve it.


Hi, my name is Jason and I am a vegan with a keen interest in plant-based diet and nutrition. This site was set up to help me explore the research, facts, and myths about veganism. Please feel free to contact me if you have any comments, questions or suggestions.

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