Go Back
+ servings

Vegan French Lentil Soup

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: French, Korean
Keyword: dinner, high protein, lentil soup, lentils, one pot, one pot recipe, soup
Servings: 4 servings


  • 2 tbsp neutral oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 rib celery finely diced
  • 1 cup carrot finely diced
  • 2-3 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 5 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup french/puy lentils rinsed
  • 1 can diced tomatoes 15 oz
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste double concentrated
  • 1-2 tbsp gochujang paste
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste


  • Add neutral oil to a pot and sauté carrots and celery for 2-3 minutes, until fragrant. Add onions and a touch of salt and cook for another 3-4 minutes.
  • Add garlic, fresh thyme, gochujang and tomato paste. Cook down until tomato paste darkens in colour, stirring constantly.
  • Add veggie broth, bring to a gentle boil, add bay leaves and lower to a simmer. Cover and let cook for 15-20 minutes until lentils are tender.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.