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Overhead View of a Bowl or Red Lentil Taco Soup Topped with Avocado Cream, Tortilla Strips, Jalapeno Slices and Cilantro
Red Lentil Taco Soup
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins
This hearty vegan taco soup is made with Mexican spiced red lentils, and topped with rich avocado crema and crispy tortilla strips.
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Servings: 6
Calories: 399 kcal
Author: Alissa
For the Taco Soup
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 1-14 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups dried red lentils
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. ancho chili powder
  • 2 tbsp. lime juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
For the Tortilla Strips
  • 6 corn tortillas
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • few dashes salt
For Topping
Make the Taco Soup
  1. Coat large saucepan or Dutch oven with oil and place over medium heat. Add onion, garlic and jalapeño. Sauté until onion is softened, about 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in broth, tomatoes with juices, lentils, cumin and ancho chili powder. Bring to a simmer. Lower heat and allow to simmer until lentils are tender, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes. Stir in lime juice, salt and pepper.
Make the Tortilla Strips
  1. When soup has about 10 minutes of simmer time left, preheat oven to 400º. Brush both sides of each tortilla with olive oil and slice into 1/4 inch wide strips. Arrange in an even layer on baking sheet and sprinkle with salt. Bake until crisp and lightly browned, about 8 minutes.
  1. Ladle soup into bowls and top with avocado crema, cilantro, scallions, jalapeño slices and tortilla strips.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition information does not include toppings.

Nutrition Facts
Red Lentil Taco Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 399 Calories from Fat 91
% Daily Value*
Fat 10.1g16%
Saturated Fat 1.6g8%
Sodium 884mg37%
Potassium 1040mg30%
Carbohydrates 54.8g18%
Fiber 22.2g89%
Sugar 4.3g5%
Protein 23.6g47%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 6.3mg35%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.