Vegan Lentil Stew Recipe

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Everyone needs a few hearty stew recipes in their cooking repertoire. This is a Hearty Vegan Lentil Stew that has stick-to-your-ribs character. This is a vegan recipe that is hearty enough for carnivores!

vegan lentil soup recipe, super easy to make

Being the mom of vegan can have it’s challenges…

Especially when everyone else in the house is omnivorous.

I am always looking for vegan recipes that will make carnivores happy too!

I usually try to cook a recipe that I can either adapt to be vegan or a vegan recipe that I can adapt to be more carnivorous.

This hearty lentil and farro stew is ‘meaty’ enough to satisfy everyone in my house.

I use two different types of lentils, red lentils, and black beluga lentils and also farro.

Farro is a hearty ancient grain. When cooked in a soup it has a chewy texture similar to bulgar wheat.

The farro gives this stew a wonderful texture.

I also like using the farro because, unlike rice, it holds up to being reheated as leftovers. Rice always gets mushy after you’ve left in the fridge for a few days. Farro does not. This stew also has a curry flavor that is warming and comforting.

Vegan Lentil and Farro Soup

I think you will agree that this stew is a true crowd-pleaser for everyone in your house.

Usually, I suggest a vegan substitutions for a recipe.

But, for this recipe, I will suggest a carnivorous one.

Adding about a pound of chopped chicken or ground lamb makes this dish truly carnivore friendly. You can also boost the nutrition by adding kale or spinach – for a nice serving of dark greens.

Lentil vegetable soup recipe in a bowl. Surrounded by black belug lentils, red lentils, and farro by foodology geek.

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Lentil Soup Recipe

by: Laura Reigel
A rich hearty vegan stew that will warm your belly when the weather is cold. 
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Soup
Servings 8
Calories 119 kcal


  • 2 cups carrots, diced
  • 2 cups celery, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 1 cup beluga caviar lentils
  • 1 cup farro
  • 2 – 32 oz vegetable broth
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 tsp yellow curry powder
  • salt and pepper

Carnivore Adaptation

  • ground lamb
  • chicken, breast or thighs


  • Heat coconut oil in a large soup pot.
  • Add carrots, celery and onions. Saute until tender and fragrant. (About 5 min)
  • Add lentils and farro.
  • Add stock, water and the spices.
  • Bring everything to a boil and then reduce to a simmer.
  • Simmer for about 20 minutes or until farro is tender.

Laura’s Tips + Notes

Carnivore Adaptation: Add about a pound of your choice of meat. Brown along with onions and garlic. 
Add more water if you would like the soup less thick.
Keyword easy soup recipe, lentil soup

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  1. 5 stars
    Loved this, Laura! Very versatile – now that one child has proclaimed herself vegetarian while the rest of us remain omnivores ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Kimber! I appreciate the review. It’s awesome to hear that everyone in your family loved this recipe. It definitely makes cooking easier when everyone has smiles on!!!

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