Vegan Persian Lentil Soup

A healthy and filling vegan lentil soup booming with Middle Eastern spices and flavors. A great soup for those days when we all need a bit of soul warming.


  • 1 cup lentils rinsed
  • 8 cups vegetable stock I used Trader Joes, which was very flavorful
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion finely chopped or put through a blender or food processor*
  • 4 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 can stewed tomatoes 15oz, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 bunch of parsley finely chopped*
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 2 tsp sumac*
  • 3 tsp 7-spice
  • 1/4 cup brown basmati rice optional, uncooked *
  • juice of 1 lemon


  1. Add olive oil to a 5 qt pot and sautee onions and garlic together and let them sweat. You do not want any color.*
  2. Add lentils and stock to this mixture and bring up to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover and continue simmering on medium low for 25 minutes•.
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