Spiced Red Lentil & Root Vegetable Soup

Spiced Red Lentil & Root Vegetable Soup

This soup is really hearty and filling - perfect for a chilly day!
Serves 4
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 40 minutes


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, peeled & finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled & crushed
  • 3 large carrots, peel & dice
  • 3 large parsnips, peel & dice
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peel & dice
  • 1 stick of celery, chopped
  • 1 tbsp mild curry powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp chilli powder
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric
  • 150g red lentils
  • 400 ml can coconut milk
  • 750 ml vegetable stock
  • couple of sprigs fresh thyme
  • small handful fresh coriander
  • Freshly ground salt & pepper
  • Your favourite bread, to serve


  • Heat the olive oil in a large pan over a medium heat. Add the onion and cook gently for about five minutes until the onion has softened.
  • Add the garlic and the rest of the vegetables to the pan along with the spices. Continue to cook, stirring frequently, for another five minutes.
  • Rinse the red lentils and add to the pan along with the coconut milk and stock.
  • Bring up to the boil then turn down to a simmer and leave to cook, stirring every now and again, for 20-30 minutes until all of the vegetables and the lentils are soft.
  • Remove from the heat. Strip the leaves from the thyme and roughly chop the coriander, add to the pan and season to taste.
  • Use a stick blender to blend the soup until it is completely smooth then serve with your favourite bread

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