Scottish Vegetable Lentil Soup

This post may contain affiliate links of which we earn a small commission should you choose to purchase through them. This helps us to keep the site running. Thank you for your support

I am told that I make a nice soup. Compliments indeed! And one that I’ll happily take, of course.. although, there isn’t much to the recipe at all so I often feel as though I am cheating people in some way.

So, as a way of redemption, I would like to share with you, this really easy Scottish Vegetable Lentil Soup recipe! Phew, that’s a mouthful!

Feel free to add more veg to the pot if you would like to. I tend to make this as a way to use up some of those leftovers, usually after making mince or stew but also because I like the soup to be quite light on the different types of vegetables added because it allows me to taste them all.

Lentil Soup Recipe


Makes: 4 servings
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 1 hour 30 mins
Total time: 1 hour 40 minutes


  • 250g Red Lentils, rinsed
  • 2x Vegetable Stock
  • 3 Medium Carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 Large Onion, chopped
  • 1/2 Turnip (Swede), peeled and diced
  • 1.8-2L Water
  • Salt and Pepper


  • Chopping Board
  • Sharp Knife
  • Large Saucepan
  • Hand Blender


  1. Rinse the lentils. They do not need to be soaked, only rinsed of impurities.
  2. Add the stock and lentils to a large saucepan.
  3. Bring the water to a boil before reducing to a simmer for approximately 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  4. Peel, cut and chop all vegetables.
  5. After 1 hour, add your vegetables.
  6. Allow your vegetables to simmer for approximately 30 minutes or until softened.
  7. Remove from the heat and season soup with salt and pepper as required.
  8. Use a hand blender for a smoother texture before serving.



Store in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 5 days.

If frozen, Scottish Lentil soup can last up to 3 months, simply allow to return to room temperature and reheat before serving.

More Soup Recipes

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *