How to Make Vegetable Quinoa Soup Mix with Lentils in a Jar

This delicious Vegetable Quinoa Soup Mix with Lentils is quick and easy to assemble and to cook. It’s also super tasty!

bowl of vegetable quinoa lentil soup prepared
A bowl of vegetable quinoa and lentil soup from a jar.

Also Read: How to Make Soup Mixes in a Jar, Prairie Garden Soup Mix, Chicken Noodle Soup Mix, Split Pea Soup Mix

Making soups in a jar is great for yourself and to give to others who could use an easy meal to prepare. They last a long time, are easy to assemble and to prepare.

This quinoa lentil soup mix is one of the fastest cooking soup mixes around. Quinoa and red lentils are both fast cooking and within 30 minutes your soup is done.

Be sure to read HOW TO MAKE SOUP MIXES for helpful tips and a good overview.

veggie quinoa lentil soup mix with label in baggie
For mailing, I put the soup mix in baggies.
vegetable quinoa soup mix
Quinoa and red lentils make this soup mix quick cooking. Adding other beans or substituting red lentils will change the cooking time.

Benefits of Using Quinoa and Red Lentils

Complete Protein

What’s great about this soup mix is that the quinoa and red lentil combo offers a full compliment of amino acids. That means you get a complete protein without any meat. That comes in handy when you’re camping in the back country with no fridge in sight.

quinoa lentil soup on spoon
The lentils turn a pale yellow colour and meld right into the soup.

Quick Cooking

Using the quinoa and red lentil combo is also ideal because they’re both quick cooking. In 20-25 minutes your soup is done! Because of the short cooking time, it’s best not to substitute this recipe with other lentils or beans. The cooking time and consistency will be different. The ingredients that take the longest to cook are the vegetables!

vegetable quinoa soup mix in a jar
Use your own or store bought dehydrated veggies & homemade onion soup mix.

Can I add More Ingredients?

You bet!

If you happen to have leftover meat, in particular chicken, turkey, ham or even sausage leftovers, toss ’em into the pot.

And be sure to look in the fridge for leftover veggies, tomato sauce, pizza sauce, cooked beans, salsa and so on; they can be tossed in towards the end of the cooking process as well.

However, I would not add other dried beans to this mix as they will take much longer to cook and your final consistency will be off.

Where can I get Dehydrated Vegetables?

If you dehydrate your own veggies and herbs, this is your chance to use them! Make a custom blend of your favorite herbs and veggies.

If you don’t have a dehydrator, no problem, head to your local bulk store for all the ingredients you need. You can get pre-mixed dehydrated veggies.

Why Not Add Bouillon?

There are several options for creating tasty broth or stock when making soup. You can use homemade stock, bouillon powder, bouillon cubes, bouillon paste, canned broth or broth in tetra packs. Because everyone has their own preference on this matter, I leave it up to the soup maker to decide what to use.

That said, if you want this mix to be complete, you can add bouillon cubes or bouillon powder to the jar. Look at the mixing instructions of your bouillon and add whatever amount you would need for 6 cups of liquid. When taking this mix camping, I usually add 2 individually wrapped bouillon cubes. If you use powder, package it separately or add to the veggie mix.

Do you Have a Printable Label?

You can check out my soup labels by clicking here. Find more labels in my Free Resource section.

Recipe for Vegetable Quinoa Soup Mix

bowl of vegetable quinoa lentil soup prepared
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5 from 3 votes

Vegetable Quinoa Soup Mix

A delicious, hearty soup mix that is quick and easy to assemble and to cook. Perfect for a quick meal at home or for a complete protein meal when camping.
Prep : 8 mins
Cook : 30 mins
Total Time: 38 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Getty Stewart


  • 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1/3 cup red split lentils do not substitute
  • 3/4 cup dehydrated vegetables
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 Tbsp parsley flakes


  • In small bag combine quinoa and red lentils.
  • In small bowl mix remainder of ingredients until well combined.
  • Place veggies and herbs in a jar or plastic bag.
  • Add quinoa packet to top of ingredients.
  • Seal well and label.

Cooking Instructions

  • Rinse quinoa and lentils under cold water.
  • Add to pot with 6 cups soup stock/broth or use 4-6 teaspoons bouillon powder (depending on brand) and 6 cups water.
  • Add remaining veggie/herb mix.
  • Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 20-25 minutes.
  • Adjust seasoning to taste.


Going Camping? Add enough bouillon cubes or powder for 6 cups water.
If you have leftovers in the fridge, add them to the soup. Consider adding 1 cup cooked beans, frozen veggies, leftover tomato sauce, veggies, salsa or meat.
Replace spices with 1 Tbsp of this Onion Soup Mix.
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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 25mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 1g | Iron: 3mg
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gifts from the kitchen, lentils, pulses, quinoa, soup mix

More Soup Mixes

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Garden Vegetable Soup Mix

Bean Soup Mix

Chicken Noodle Soup Mix 

Onion Soup Mix – use for soup, dips or as seasoning

jar of split pea soup mix
Here’s the Split Pea Soup Mix – super easy and delicious!

Do you have any other questions? I’d love to hear them. Just drop me a line. And, if you do make this mix, post a photo on Instagram with #getgettys so I can see it and like it!

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