Recipe By SHubrich
Published Dec 13th
French Lentil Soup
Prep 20m Cook 2h 35m Additional - Ready In 2h 55m
Servings 8 servings Calories 189.1

French lentils join sauteed aromatics in your slow cooker, resulting in an easy and tasty vegetarian soup that’s perfect any night of the week. Serve with fresh bread, soda bread/crackers, or croutons.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups chopped onions
  • 1 cup diced celery, with leaves
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander, or more to taste
  • 1 ¼ cups French green lentils, rinsed
  • 4 cups hot water
  • 1 large bay leaf
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cube chicken-flavored vegetable bouillon

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions, celery, and carrots; saute until soft and just starting to brown, about 10 minutes. Add garlic and coriander and fry for 2 more minutes.
  2. 2 Place in the bottom of a slow cooker. Add vegetable mixture, hot water, diced tomatoes with juice, and bay leaf. Cook on High until lentils are tender, 2 or more hours.
  3. 3 Add bouillon cube, salt, and pepper. Stir, cover, and cook for 20 more minutes. Remove bay leaf and serve.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 189.1
  • Carbohydrate 25.8 g
  • Fat 5.5 g
  • Fiber 11 g
  • Protein 8.9 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.8 g
  • Sodium 401.8 mg
  • Sugar 4.6 g

Chef's Notes

My mother substituted red lentils and it turned out amazing; Don't add the salt until step 3. Salting lentils too early makes them tough.


  1. I haven't made this yet but you left out the lentils in the second least on my version. But the recipe sounds delicious.