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Red Lentil Carrot Ginger Soup
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
50 mins
If you love healthy, veggie-laden soups that are bursting with fabulous flavor but also easy to make, this delicious Red Lentil Carrot Soup is for you!
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American, Middle Eastern
Keyword: Carrot Soup, Red Lentil Carrot Soup
Servings: 12
Calories: 143 kcal
Author: Chris Scheuer
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion roughly chopped
  • 1 large orange bell pepper roughly chopped
  • 3 medium garlic cloves roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated fresh ginger or ginger paste
  • teaspoon ground cumin
  • teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • pinch cayenne pepper less than ⅛ teaspoon
  • 6 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • ¾ cup red lentils
  • pounds carrots peeled and roughly chopped
  • 13.5 ounces canned coconut milk (1 can) I've used both full fat and light with good results
  1. Heat a large soup pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the oil and swirl the pan to coat the bottom. Add the onion and bell pepper and cook for 2-3 minutes until softened and wilted. Add the garlic, ginger, cumin, coriander, smoked paprika, turmeric and cayenne pepper and cook for another 30-45 seconds until nice and fragrant.
  2. Add the chicken broth, sugar, salt, red lentils and carrots. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook for 30-35 minutes until the carrots are super tender. Add the coconut milk and stir well.
  3. Transfer the soup mixture to a blender and blend in two batches until smooth and creamy. Return to the pot after blending. You can also use an immersion blend right in the pot. Blend until nice and creamy.
  4. Garnish, if desired, with a drizzle of heavy cream or thinned Greek yogurt and swirl with a toothpick or skewer. Sprinkle lightly with smoked paprika. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

See Café Tips above in the post for more detailed instructions and tips.

Nutrition Facts
Red Lentil Carrot Ginger Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 143 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Sodium 493mg21%
Potassium 425mg12%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 9563IU191%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 37mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.