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Distinctively Spiced Carrot Lentil Soup

  • Author: wellness sleuth
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4


Distinctively Spiced Carrot Lentil Soup is a nutritious treat that's perfect for any time of day. Whether you need something hearty and wholesome to get your day started at brunch or you're looking for a delicious vegetarian dinner option, this recipe has all the flavors and textures that you could possibly want.




3/4 c. split red lentils

1 qt. hot vegetable stock, divided

2 T. Olive oil

1 Pinch Chili flakes

1 lb. Carrots, washed well and coarsely sliced

1 medium onion, rough chopped

2 tomatoes, diced

1/2 c. milk

4-5 branches cilantro, chopped, to taste


To Serve:

Greek yogurt or sour cream, to taste

Crusty bread or warm naan

Cilantro to garnish



  1. In a medium bowl, add just enough warm vegetable stock to cover lentils to begin to soften.
  2. Heat the stock pot over medium heat.  Add chili flakes and let cook for 1 minute to release their oil.
  3. Add olive oil, onion, and carrots. Sauté for 4-5 minutes until vegetables begin to soften.
  4. Add tomatoes, lentils, and remaining stock.  Simmer for 10-12 minutes or until carrots are tender.  
  5. Add milk and bring just to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes until lentils and vegetables are fully cooked.
  6. Add cilantro. 
  7. For a smooth texture blend with an immersion blender (like this one –
  8. Adjust seasonings and finish with yogurt or sour cream, garnish with cilantro, and enjoy with warm bread.
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
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