Mason Jar Gift Ideas:  Curried Lentil Soup Mix

Mason Jar Gift Ideas: Curried Lentil Soup Mix


If you are looking for a great mason jar gift idea this holiday season, then I have one for you!  For this one, you need just a few dry ingredients to make a Curried Lentil Soup Mix, a mason jar, and the printed recipe card that I have already made for you!

I’m giving these as Christmas gifts to fellow moms in my Mother’s of Preschoolers group.


Ingredients needed for this mason jar gift idea for Curried Lentil Soup Mix:

1/2 cup green lentils

1 cup of rice

1/3 cup of red lentils

spice mix (*see recipe below)

pint sized mason jar

Curried Lentil Soup Mix Recipe Card PDF Printable File

Nessy Ladle





Spice Mix Recipe:

1/2 tsp. turmeric

3/4 tsp. cardamom

1/4 tsp. cinnamon

1/4 tsp. ground pepper

1/8 tsp. nutmeg



To Make 8 Jars (which is what I did):

4 tsp. turmeric

6 tsp. cardamom

2 tsp. cinnamon

2 tsp. ground pepper

1 tsp. nutmeg

(use 1 3/4 tsp. of spice mix per jar)


Take your clean and empty jars and start by filling them with 1/2 cup of green lentils.  Then add 1 3/4 tsp of the spice mix.


Add a cup of rice and top off with 1/3 cup of red lentils.


Go ahead and cap your jar.  Grap a hole punch and punch your recipe card.


I think these Nessy Ladles are just adorable, so I attached one of these as well to each soup mix.  Your friends will have to get a few more ingredients to complete the soup – onion, garlic, coconut milk and water.

When you try the recipe, come back and let me know what you think!!  Have other mason jar gift ideas?  Share them with us in the comments!

Mason Jar Gift Ideas: Curried Lentil Soup Mix! This is a frugal way to give a practical and delicious gift! Add the printable recipe card and a fun Nessy ladle for the final touch! Print your free recipe card here:


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3 Responses to Mason Jar Gift Ideas: Curried Lentil Soup Mix

  1. Good Evening Maura, I noticed your curried Lentil Soup Mix when I was visiting the Lou Lou Girls and I just had to pop over and say hello.
    This is such a wonderful gift to give someone and with the nights getting darker and colder, what could be better than curried lentil soup.
    This is a really thoughtful gift.
    Best wishes to you.

  2. These look like a great recipe even for me! My question is what is the actual recipe? What do you tell the recipients to do when they want to make the soup? I’m missing the cards your attaching to the jars.

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