Lentil Soup

Kidney-Friendly Lentil Soup Recipe

Lentil Soup

Inspired by my mother's lentil soup growing up, I decided to create a kidney-friendly version. This kidney-friendly, low-sodium lentil soup is super yummy and also filling. Perfect for a fall or winter night, this soup may just be added to your monthly meal rotation!
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Medium Phosphorus, Medium Potassium, Medium Sodium
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 6 servings


Calories:164 kcal
Carbs:19 g
Sodium:258 mg
Potassium:329 mg
Phosphorus:102 mg
Protein:6 g
Fiber:7 g


  • 1 Onion, chopped medium-sized onion, or about 1¼ cup
  • 2 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Carrot, large, chopped
  • 2 Celery ribs, chopped
  • ½ cup Brown lentils, dried, rinsed
  • ½ cup Crushed tomatoes
  • 6 cups Vegetable Stock
  • ½ cup Ditalini pasta, cooked al dente
  • 3 tbsp Olive oil
  • 2 Bay leaves, dried
  • tsp Paprika powder, smoked
  • ¼ tsp Red pepper flakes
  • ½ tsp Salt, kosher


  • Add 3 tbsp of olive oil to a heavy-bottomed pot and turn to medium heat. When oil is hot, add onions, carrots, and celery and cook for 10-15 minutes or until translucent. Add garlic and red pepper flakes, and cook for an additional 3-5 minutes.
  • Add vegetable stock, lentils, crushed tomatoes, bay leaves, paprika, and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce to a low simmer, cover loosely, and cook for 30 minutes.
  • Remove bay leaves and pulse soup for 3-5 seconds using a stick blender. Simmer for an additional 20 minutes.
  • Mix in al dente pasta, and cook for additional 1-2 minutes or until desired tenderness.
  • Serve with a fresh parsley sprig garnish.

Full Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Lentil Soup
Amount Per Serving (1 sixth)
Calories 164 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Sodium 258mg11%
Potassium 329mg9%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 2081IU42%
Vitamin B1 1mg67%
Vitamin B2 1mg59%
Vitamin B3 1mg5%
Vitamin B5 1mg10%
Vitamin B6 1mg50%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Vitamin E 2mg13%
Vitamin K 12µg11%
Calcium 43mg4%
Copper 1mg50%
Folate 91µg23%
Iron 2mg11%
Manganese 1mg50%
Magnesium 35mg9%
Phosphorus 102mg10%
Selenium 5µg7%
Zinc 1mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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