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Lentil Ribollita Soup Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free, Vegetarian)

This lentil ribollita soup is a simple Italian recipe made with  lentils, tomatoes, vegetable, olive oil, and leftover bread. Hearty and satisfying!  Enjoy with a side salad to make this a complete meal.

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I am in full soup-mode this winter, and this Tuscan lentil ribollita soup is a total bowl of vegan comfort food!  Ribollita is an italian word for “boiled twice” which is how this soup was prepared: with using leftover minestrone and leftover bread.  I love making large batches of ribollita to meal prep for the week.  Cook once, portion into airtight containers (we use mason jars), and lunch is ready in just a few minutes.

This Italian Lentil Ribollita Soup Is:

  • Hearty
  • Bright
  • Versatile
  • Packed with Flavor
  • Earthy
  • Satisfying
  • Vegan, Gluten Free
  • A great lunch or dinner soup recipe

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One Pot Soup Recipes For the Win!

This vegan lentil ribollita soup is the perfect one-pot lunch or dinner!  I love a good One Pot Meal, especially during these fall months when the weather starts to turn cooler. Cooking everything in one pot is one of my favorite ways to get a meal on the table fast!  All the food gets cooked at once, which makes cleaning up a breeze. And the stove does all the work for you, so you can focus on other kitchen prep while the food cooks. One Pot meals are awesome for breakfast, lunch, or dinner – check out my link here to see other healthy one pot meals that are ready in no time!

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What’s In This Vegan Ribollita Soup Recipe?

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One of the BEST Pantry Staple Ribollita Recipes

This Greek fasolada soup recipe is a fantastic pantry-staple meal!  It uses almost all ingredients you would have in your dry pantry or cupboards.  You probably already have a lot of these ingredients on hand!  Keeping a well-stocked pantry makes it easy to come up with delicious and healthy meals using a few staples you can rotate.  I made a list of my Top 125 Plant-Based Pantry Staples that always keep on hand. And you can check out all my favorite pantry staple recipes on here.  By stocking up on healthy whole ingredients you can cook delicious recipes without a trip to the store!

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Best Recipes for Stale Bread: A Great No-Waste Soup

I’m all about saving, reusing, or repurposing as much as I can in my kitchen. This ribollita soup is the perfect recipe to repurpose something you may be tempted to throw out like stale bread. Instead of tossing  bread in the compost or garbage, you can cube it, and turn the bread into a delicious and flavorful soup.  I’m all about saving anything I can from my kitchen, and this soup is a great way to avoid letting stale bread go to waste!

If you have bread that is about to go bad, cube it up, place it in an airtight bag, and freeze. I actually used frozen bread cubes this recipe,  and they turned out just as good as fresh.  There is never a need to throw away bread if you do a little prepping and planning!

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Other Hearty Vegan Soup Recipes You’ll Love!

French Carrot Lentil Soup (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

Coconut Milk Cream of Mushroom Soup (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

Instant Pot Split Pea Soup with Sweet Potato (Vegan, GF, Whole30)

Mason Jar Instant Ramen Noodle Soup (Vegan, Low Sodium, Gluten-Free)

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Get the Same Ingredients I Use In My Ribolllita Soup with Lentils Recipe!


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Lentil Ribollita Soup (Vegan, GF)

The Herbeevore
This vegan lentil ribollita stew features fresh kale, crusty bread, and hearty lentils.  Ready an hour its perfect for meal prep, batch cooking, or making ahead!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Lunch, Soup
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 8 servings
Calories 157 kcal


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 3 medium carrots diced
  • 3 celery stalks diced
  • 1 6-ounce can tomato paste
  • 1 14-ounce can diced tomatoes low sodium
  • 1 cup dried green lentils also called French lentils or puy lentils
  • 2 14-ounce cans white beans rinsed and drained
  • 8 cups water or low sodium vegetable stock
  • 4 cups fresh chopped kale
  • ½ loaf crusty bread torn into 1 1/2 inch pieces (about 2 cups) (can use Gluten Free bread)
  • Himalayan Sea Salt and Pepper to Taste to taste
  • Crushed Red Pepper Flakes to taste


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a large dutch oven, heat the olive oil over low heat.  Add the garlic and onions, and sauce for 4-5 minutes until they become soft and translucent.
  • Add the carrots and celery and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Add the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, lentils, white beans, and water.  Bring to a boil.  Add about one third of the bread to the pot, stir it into the soup, and reduce to a simmer.  Cook for 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  • Add the kale, and top the stew with the remaining bread. Place pot in the oven and bake for 15 minutes until the bread begins to brown and soup is bubbling.
  • Top with a drizzle of olive oil and some fresh basil, serve, and mangia!


Calories: 157kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 8gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 54mgPotassium: 509mgFiber: 8gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 7187IUVitamin C: 45mgCalcium: 90mgIron: 3mg
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