Armenian Lentil Soup

This recipe came to me through my Mother-in-Law. She dabbled briefly with being vegan and as she tried recipes and new ways to eat, we all fell in love with this soup. I always keep the ingredients on hand and make it up when we are sick, busy or need a good, clean meal. With lovely flavors, beautiful colors and chock full of fiber, this soup always makes me feel good. I have used chicken stock in place of the vegan alternative, but you can change this recipe to suit your needs. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does.

This recipe makes a full pot of soup (12 cups), but it also freezes very well. Make a full batch to enjoy and save some for another night.

Armenian Lentil Soup

Rating: 51

Armenian Lentil Soup


  • 1 1/2 c. lentils (rinsed)
  • 10 c. water
  • 1/2 c. brown rice (rinsed)
  • 1 c. diced onions (I like yellow for this)
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp Bragg's Liquid Aminos
  • 1 Tbsp. onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp Chicken stock (or chicken like seasoning to make it vegan)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. dill weed
  • 2 tsp. cumin
  • 1 package of chopped spinach (thawed)
  • 1 - 15 oz. diced tomatoes, drained


  1. Add all ingredients to your soup pot, except the spinach and tomatoes. Bring it up to a boil, then turn down to a simmer for 1 hour. Lentils should be tender.
  2. Add the spinach and simmer for an additional minute. Stir in the tomatoes right before serving.
  3. *Note - Look for Bragg's Liquid Aminos in the health food section. It contains less sodium than soy sauce.


*Note - Look for Bragg's Liquid Aminos in the health food section. It contains less sodium than soy sauce.

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Submitted by Andrea (@notimeMom) from Adventures in All Things Food. Farmer’s wife, SAHM and foodie at heart.

Leah Segedie is the Founder of Mamavation and Bookieboo, a blogger network. After losing over 100 lbs, she started a career mentoring women in health and since then has assisted in over 3,500 lbs lost via the Mamavation community. Leah and her work has been mentioned in Ladies Home Journal, Reader's Digest, Fitness, Women's Day, CNN, ABC, CBS, the O'Reilly Factor, AOL, Entrepreneur, and Yahoo to name a few. She works from home in her fuzzy slippers.

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