10 Vegan Lentil Soups, Stews, and Curries to Keep You Warm and Satisfied this Winter


Lentil soup is a wonderful meal to enjoy during the winter. It’s so warm and cozy. Plus, the lentils will keep you satiated all day long. There are so many variations of lentil soup that you can make. By using different spices and veggies, you can totally change up a simple lentil soup. If you’re looking for some winter lunch inspiration, check out this list of vegan lentil soups, stews, and curries! There’s something for everyone on this list!

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1. Instant Pot Lentil Fricot

Instant Pot Lentil Fricot

Source: Instant Pot Lentil Fricot

Caroline Doucet‘s Instant Pot Lentil Fricot is delicious. A traditional Acadian recipe with a vegetarian twist. This lentil Fricot is a comforting stew made with potatoes, carrots, onions, dumplings and in this case, lentils. This recipe can be made in the Instant Pot or in the slow cooker for an easy and delicious weeknight meal.

2. Red Lentil Soup with North African Spices

Red Lentil Soup

Source: Red Lentil Soup with North African Spices

A North African-style mix of coriander, cumin, ginger, cinnamon, black pepper, and cayenne brought warm complexity in minutes as we bloomed them in our pot after sautéing an onion. Tomato paste and garlic completed the base before the addition of the lentils, and a mix of broth and water gave the soup a full, rounded character. After only 15 minutes of cooking, the lentils were soft enough to be pureed with a whisk. A generous dose of lemon juice brought the flavors into focus, and a drizzle of spice-infused oil and a sprinkle of fresh cilantro completed the transformation of commonplace ingredients into an exotic yet comforting, quick soup. You have to try this Red Lentil Soup with North African Spices by America’s Test Kitchen!

3. Spicy Lentil Soup with Ginger & Coconut Milk

Spicy Lentil Soup with Ginger & Coconut Milk

Source: Spicy Lentil Soup with Ginger & Coconut Milk

A delicious lentil soup with ginger, turmeric and coconut milk! A nutritious soup that lights up your fall! Lentils are really a great commodity for fast everyday food. They barely take any time to cook and are so grateful to mix with other ingredients like crushed tomatoes and coconut milk. A tasty lentil soup that has both Indian and Asian influences! This soup is quite spicy and has plenty of garlic, ginger, and turmeric! A real super soup now in cold times… This Spicy Lentil Soup with Ginger & Coconut Milk by Natalie Yonan can serve with a good freshly baked bread or naan! If you halve the amount of water, it also works as a casserole with rice or bulgur.

4. Hearty Mung Bean and Lentil Stew

Vegan hearty mung bean and lentil stew

Source: Hearty Mung Bean and Lentil Stew

Packed with fiber and protein – this Hearty Mung Bean and Lentil Stew by Robin Runner is super satiating.

5. 20 Minute Lemony Red Lentil Soup

Source: 20 Minute Lemony Red Lentil Soup

Sit back and grab a bowl of this comforting and nourishing lemony red lentil soup. A 20 Minute Lemony Red Lentil Soup recipe by Patrica Granek with a stove top option. No need to work hard for this delicious meal! A hearty vegan family recipe with a refreshing lemony flavor. Perfect for those busy weeknights or lazy Sundays.

6. Brown Lentil, Bean, and Rice Soup

Brown Lentil, Bean, and Rice Soup

Source: Brown Lentil, Bean, and Rice Soup

Made with Borlotti beans, brown lentils, brown Basmati rice, tomatoes, and vegetables, this hearty soup is delicious. It’s a complete meal that gives you all the plant-based protein that you need. After a bowl or two, you feel satisfied in a healthy way. You have to try this Brown Lentil, Bean, and Rice Soup by Julie Zimmer!

7. Black Bean and Red Lentil Soup

Black Bean and Red Lentil Soup

Source: Black Bean and Red Lentil Soup

If you’re looking for an easy soup to make, this Black Bean and Red Lentil Soup by Wholesome LLC is the one for you! And made with all ingredients you may already have in your pantry. If not, get them at your next grocery visit and save then for the end of the week because canned beans, canned tomatoes, and bagged lentils have a long shelf life.

8. Roasted Cauliflower Lentil Curry

ROASTED CAULIFLOWER LENTIL CURRY

Source: Roasted Cauliflower Lentil Curry

A quick and easy Roasted Cauliflower Lentil Curry by Caroline Doucet. This delicious and flavorful curry is naturally vegan and gluten-free. It’s also a great cozy recipe for winter meal prep.

9. Slow Cooker Split Green Pea and Red Lentil Dhal

Slow Cooker Split Green Pea and Red Lentil Dhal

Source: Slow Cooker Split Green Pea and Red Lentil Dhal

You could easily make Jenny Marie’s Slow Cooker Split Green Pea and Red Lentil Dhal on the stovetop. Maybe just add a wee bit more liquid, and cook for a long time over a slow heat. You might want to soak your split green peas for a couple of hours beforehand, too.

10. Simple Lentil Soup

Simple Lentil Soup

Source: Simple Lentil Soup

A simple lentil soup with an Instant Pot option! This Simple Lentil Soup by Caroline Doucet is packed with hearty lentils, carrots, celery and a few pantry staples. It makes a large pot, so you’ll have leftovers for days or you can store some in the freezer.

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