Lentil soup: Low-calorie recipe for connoisseurs

Lentil soup: Low-calorie recipe for connoisseurs

Updated: 08/23/2019 – 12:33

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Our Low Calorie Hearty Lentil Soup Recipe


Protein-rich lentils and healthy vegetables: With this low-calorie lentil soup, you can even follow a diet well.

Photo: iStock/CGissemann

Protein-rich lentils and healthy vegetables: With this low-calorie lentil soup, you can even follow a diet well.

Lose weight with lentil soup? It is possible – if you pay attention to a low-calorie preparation and the right ingredients. Read here how it works.

Ingredients for 4 servings:

  • 200g brown, dried lentils
  • soaking water
  • 1.5 liters of vegetable stock
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Salt pepper
  • 2 onions
  • 5 carrots
  • 300g celeriac
  • 2 leeks
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons of mustard
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • thyme
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

Approximately per serving:

  • 328 calories
  • 7 grams of fat
  • 46 grams of carbs
  • 18 grams of protein

Preparation time:

  • 25 minutes (plus 12 hours soaking and 50 minutes cooking)

And that’s how it’s done


  1. It is best to cover the dried lentils and soak them in about 700ml of water overnight. Then bring the soaking water and 400 ml of vegetable stock to the boil in a large pot. Salt and pepper, add the bay leaves. Let simmer for 40 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, peel the onions, carrots and celery, then cut them into small cubes. Wash the leek and cut it into thin rings. Heat the oil in a large skillet and sauté the vegetables. Peel the garlic and press it with a press to the other vegetables. Let it cook for ten minutes.
  3. Now deglaze the vegetables with a little broth. Simmer for another five minutes. Add the contents of the pan to the lentils in the pan and stir.
  4. Remove the bay leaves and season the soup with mustard, sugar, thyme and balsamic vinegar. Then it can be served.


Point: Do you need a meat side dish? Then cut yourself Wiener sausages into the soup. It contains a few more calories, but the whole thing is much more filling. Just right for hungry eaters.

Such a hearty soup is perfect when it’s colder outside. It is better if the soup is also low in calories, because: Christmas and the Advent season will be rich and filling enough – you don’t need extra pounds in the fall.


Do you like to eat healthy and without calories? Then you will find many other recipes with less than 400 calories per serving in our photo gallery.


Not only our spicy, low calorie lentil soup suitable for thin line. Also try: our light version of hearty cheese and leek soup with minced meat. How to do, see the video:



You will find many other guides and recipes for your diet as well as ideas for home cooking and delicious soups on our thematic pages.


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