A Lentil Soup Perfect For Any Time Of Year

This is an easy-to-make lentil soup recipe that’s perfect for a simple dinner. The lemony flavor is what lets this soup adapt so well for any time of the year. Whether I need a cozy meal for a winter evening or an easy dinner during hot summer months, this is a soup I enjoy throughout the year.

Easy Lemon & Mushroom Soup recipe

Easy Lemon & Mushroom Lentil Soup

Lucy @ Lucy Knows Things
This is an easy lentil soup that's full of flavors, and is easy to make. The lemon and mushrooms make this a soup that's perfect for any time of the year.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people


  • 2 cups dry lentils rinsed
  • 4 tbsp olive oil approximate amount
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cups mushrooms
  • 2 cups fresh spinach chopped
  • 2 lemons zest and juice
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp thyme dried, crushed
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 4 cups broth chicken or vegetable
  • 4 cups water


  • Heat a large pot over medium heat. Add a drizzle of olive oil (approximately 4 tablespoons), onions, and mushrooms. Mix and cook a few minutes; until onion is translucent. Add garlic and mix.
  • Add lentils, spinach, lemon zest, onion powder, thyme, chili powder, turmeric, and salt. Mix well.
  • Add broth, lemon juice, and water. Mix well.
  • Cover the pot and cook at medium heat until boiling.
  • Reduce heat to low and cook for 30 minutes. If lentils are soft, turn off heat. If not, cook an additional five minutes or until lentils are soft.
  • Taste and adjust seasoning if needed. Let the soup rest for 5 minutes.
  • Serve with a side salad, bread, or crackers.


Regarding the yield:
This recipe makes approximately 6 (2 cup) servings, depending on the amount of of each serving your yield may be less.
Regarding the soup consistency:
Add additional water as needed while cooking, to obtain the soup consistency wanted. 
Regarding the seasoning:
Add salt and pepper to taste, if needed.
Keyword easy, lentil, soup

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