Quick and healthy carrot and lentil soup

Jul 30, 2020
There's nothing better than a comforting soup to get you through winter. Source: Getty.

If you need some warming up this winter but don’t want to dive too deep into those heavier comfort foods, why not give this light and easy carrot and lentil soup a go? With such a creamy consistency, this delicious dish is the best for staying healthy in winter.

Plus, with just a handful of super simple ingredients and a cooking time of only 30 minutes, there’s a lot to love about this tasty meal. Serve it up to family and friends, then pop the leftovers in the fridge and enjoy throughout the week!

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 large brown onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons ground allspice
  • 1kg carrots, grated
  • 1 cup (200g) red lentils
  • 4 cups (1L) salt-reduced chicken stock
  • Natural yoghurt, to serve
  • Caraway seeds, to serve
  • Flat-leaf parsley leaves, to serve
  • Baguette, to serve

Method

  1. Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic and ginger. Cook for 5 mins or until fragrant. Add the allspice and carrot. Cook for 1 min or until well combined. Add the lentils, stock and 2 cups (500ml) of water. Cover. Bring to the boil and cook for 10 mins or until lentils are tender.
  2. Use a stick blender to carefully blend the lentil mixture until smooth. Season. Top the soup with a dollop of yoghurt. Sprinkle with caraway seeds and parsley. Serve with the bread.

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