Hearty Lentil Soup – Vegan Valentine’s Day Menu {oil-free}

January 30, 2016

Appetizers and Sides

By: Jasmine Briones 

'Hearty' Lentil Soup - Vegan Valentine's Day Menu {oil-free} sweetsimplevegan.com

To all of you lovebirds who need a cute Valentine’s Day date idea, why not do a relaxed night in, making a healthy homemade dinner with your sweetie?

My boyfriend Chris and I collaborated yet again, and put together a healthy, oil-free and easy peasy Vegan Valentine’s Day Menu for you to enjoy. Even if you are stumbling across this page far our from the month of February, all of the recipes we included are must try’s!

Vegan Valentine's Day Menu {oil-free} sweetsimplevegan.com

Our full Vegan Valentine’s Day Menu (oil-free) is done! You can check out all of the featured recipes below, all of these are perfect for a night in with you and honey, I hope you enjoy!Millet Tabbouleh - Vegan Valentine's Day Menu (oil-free) Consciouschris.net

Millet Tabbouleh 

Heart Shaped Falafel Wraps - Vegan Valentine's Day Menu (oil-free) Consciouschris.net

Oil-Free Heart Shaped Falafel Wraps

Raw Cacao 'Date Night' Truffles - Vegan Valentine's Day Menu {oil-free} sweetsimplevegan.com

3-Ingredient Raw Vegan Chocolate Truffles made with just dates, cacao powder and a topping of your choice…or you can call these date night truffles, get it? 😉

'Hearty' Lentil Soup - Vegan Valentine's Day Menu {oil-free} sweetsimplevegan.com

I love eating this soup with fresh baby romaine lettuce. It may seem a bit odd, but trust me it is a must try. I dip it in, scoop up some soup with the lettuce like a spoon and then munch it all up 🙂 The lettuce adds that fresh factor that the soup is missing, as well as a crunchy component for an additional layer of texture.

'Hearty' Lentil Soup - Vegan Valentine's Day Menu {oil-free} sweetsimplevegan.com

Make sure you tag me on Instagram @sweetsimplevegan or twitter @sweetsimpleveg and hashtag #sweetsimplevegan if you recreate any of my recipes, I love to see your photos!

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‘Hearty’ Lentil Soup

  • Author: Jasmine Briones / Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Total Time: 52 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6


  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 5 ribs of celery, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 6 cups low sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 1 large white potato, washed, peeled and diced medium
  • 1 cup dried green lentils, rinsed
  • 3 roma tomatoes, diced medium
  • 1 1/2 cups zucchini, cubed
  • 1 tbs organic tomato paste
  • 1 tbs fresh oregano, finely minced
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Freshly cracked black pepper
  • Salt as needed


  1. Heat a large pot with about 1/4 cup vegetable broth. When heated, add the onion and celery, cooking until translucent. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  2. Add in the carrots and potato into the pot, along with 1 cup of broth. Toss, then cover over medium-low heat to steam for about 6 minutes.
  3. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil over medium, then cover and reduce to a simmer for about 35 minutes (or until lentils are almost done).
  4. Remove the bay leaves and thyme sprigs, taste and add more seasoning if desired.
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 42 mins
  • Category: Entree
  • Cuisine: Vegan

Looking for more healthy menu ideas? Check out our Thanksgiving and Oil-Free Christmas menus, both vegan and daaaamn delicious I must say.
Healthy vegan Holiday Menu (oil-free) sweetsimplevegan.com
Healthy Thanksgiving Menu For 2

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