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Hearty Lentil and Black Bean Soup with Smoked Paprika...The perfect comfort food that happens to be vegan. Perfect for Meatless Monday! 223 calories and 2 Weight Watcher Freestyle SP #vegan
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Hearty Lentil & Black Bean Soup with Smoked Paprika

This hearty vegan lentil and black bean soup is the perfect comfort food for chilly days. Only 223 calories and 2 Weight Watchers Freestyle SP per generous serving!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Entrees, Soups
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Clean Eating, Gluten Free, Meatless Monday, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 223.3kcal


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ large onion chopped
  • 2 large stalks celery diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 14 ounces can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup dried brown lentils
  • 4 ¾ cup low-sodium vegetable or chicken broth divided
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 14 ounces can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat olive oil in a large sauce pan set over medium heat. Add onions and celery and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are beginning to soften, 6 to 7 minutes.
  • Add garlic, smoked paprika and bay leaves and saute for 30 seconds.
  • Stir in diced tomatoes with juices, lentils, 3 cups vegetable or chicken broth and 3 cups water. Increase heat to medium-high and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat slightly and cook, stirring occasionally, until lentils are tender, 25 to 35 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and let cool for about 10 minutes. Remove and discard the bay leaves. Transfer half of the lentil mixture, half of the black beans and ¾ cup vegetable or chicken broth to the bowl of a blender or food processor. Pulse until combined, but not pureed. It should be a chunky texture.
  • Pour the blender mixture back into the lentils in the saucepan, along with the remaining 1 cup of chicken broth and remaining black beans. Stir and reheat over medium heat. Stir in parsley. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve.


Weight Watchers Points: 2 (Freestyle SmartPoints), 6 (SmartPoints), 6 (Points+)


Serving: 0.25of Soup | Calories: 223.3kcal | Carbohydrates: 39.5g | Protein: 11.8g | Fat: 4.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.5g | Sodium: 405.7mg | Fiber: 12.1g | Sugar: 6.9g