Nourishing Vegetarian Curried Tomato Lentil Soup

When I know in advance that I’m going to have a stressful week–like last week–I try to put extra effort into my meal planning so I have nourishing foods to keep me going. One of the easiest things to make in advance is soup, and this vegetarian Curried Tomato Lentil soup is a satisfying and flavorful recipe that I make again and again.

Curried Tomato Lentil Soup

The recipe only calls for a few ingredients, most of which I keep on hand in the pantry. The only fresh ingredient it needs are leeks, but in a pinch even those could be replaced with a green onions and celery.

Curried Tomato Lentil Soup

3/4 cups dried lentils, rinsed
1 leek, thinly sliced
1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
29 oz vegetarian broth
1 tsp curry powder
1/4 tsp salt (unless broth already has salt)
1/8 tsp pepper

Combine all in crock pot and cook on low for 6.5-7 hours)

(From Healthy Crockery Cookery by Mable Hoffman
The original recipe called for two 14.5 oz cans of chicken broth
and 2 Tbsp chopped fresh basil)

Once it’s done, I ladle portions into single-serving Pyrex® bowls, and I have a healthy, nutritious lunch ready to grab and go every morning.

Curried Tomato Lentil Soup

Do you have a go-to recipe for a stressful week?

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25 Responses to Nourishing Vegetarian Curried Tomato Lentil Soup

  1. Carla says:

    I need to give this a try as my beloved TEXAS has become colder and wetter then I remember AND AND AND I swear Im hitting the pavement for a long training walk this weekend.
    I need this for after (and I need leeks).
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  2. There’s nothing better than a bowl of hot soup this time of year. Yum.
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  3. My kind of soup for sure! It is certainly soup weather around here. I am going to make soup today too
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  4. Yummy! With below-zero temperatures coming to Chicago later this week, I am definitely going to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing!
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  5. Kateria Wynn says:

    This looks so yummy and definitely nutritious, I’ve gotta try this! Thank you for this recipe! I’m always looking for some good vegetarian soup options 🙂

  6. My husband would love this. He is a big fan of curry anything.

  7. This sounds delicious!
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  8. Chili is usually my go to recipe during a stressful week. Its so easy to make a huge batch of it and then have tons of servings for throughout the week.
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  9. Elle says:

    MMMM! Bet it is delicious. And nice that it is so simple and nourishing.
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  10. I was thinking about doing some kind of curry tonight. How did you know?!
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  11. oh gosh…this looks yummy! I like tomato soup, but sometimes I run out of ideas on how to “spruce it up.” This has me craving a thick grilled cheddar cheese sandwich with a big bowl of your soup for dipping. 😉
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  12. Jenn says:


    I don’t know that it’s cold enough for this (going to be in the 80s tomorrow), but it sounds divine!
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  13. Looks great! Planning ahead and a crockpot are a necessity during these busy last few weeks of the year!
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  14. Such a warming blend of flavors! This would be perfect for a day like today where the snow is coming down! Yum!
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  15. Jen says:

    oooo yumm! This sounds perfect for our frigid days here in MI!
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  16. Toni Church says:

    So easy and looks so delicious, thanks for sharing!!!
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  17. Lentil soup is delicious! My mom has been making it since I was a kid, though I’ve never tried it with curry – or tried curry in general!
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