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Easy lemony red lentil soup

Easy Red Lentil Soup Recipe for Baby

10 min prep, 30 min to cook this nutritious, tasty and easy Red Lentil soup recipe is perfect for 6 month old baby and older. Can be given if you are doing baby-led weaning, for toddlers, kids and it is so delicious adults will love it. Make a big batch and freeze it for days you don't want to cook. It's naturally vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free.
Course Soup
Cuisine Mediterranean
Diet Vegan
Fridge Life? 3 days
Freezable? 3 months
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 adults
Calories 198kcal
Author Dora


  • 1 onion
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 celery stalks
  • cup lentils
  • 6 cups vegetable broth (or water) omit for babies


  • 2 tsp ground paprika
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp salt omit for babies
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 large lemon - juice and zest


  • Sauté the veggies. Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic, celery and carrots and sauté for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onions are soft and translucent.
  • Bring to boil by adding vegetable broth (or water if making for babies), lentils, ground cumin and paprika and black pepper. Once brought to boil, lower heat, cover and simmer for about 30 minutes.
  • Season. Add lemon zest and lemon juice, salt and stir (don't add salt if making for babies under 1).
  • Blend with an immersion blender or Vitamix to make the soup creamy and smooth.


1. Note on blenders: Always follow the instructions for the particular blender when blending. Immersion blender will be easier to use and requires less washing up. If using a Vitamix or any other blender be aware that hot liquids expand when blending so you may want to blend in two goes. 
2. When cooking for babies replace vegetable broth with water and omit salt in recipe.  
3. Storage instructions: Refrigerate for 3 days of freeze up to 3 months.  


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 215mg | Potassium: 616mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 3764IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 4mg