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Vegan spiced red lentil and root vegetable soup - a hearty, healthy and filling soup that is quick and easy to make.

Spiced Red Lentil And Root Vegetable Soup (Vegan)

Spiced red lentil and root vegetable soup - a hearty, warming and filling vegan soup that is quick and easy to make and incredibly good for you!
Course Main Course
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 1 large onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 3 large carrots
  • 3 large parsnips
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp mild curry powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 150 g (3/4 cup) red lentils
  • 400 ml/14oz can coconut milk
  • 750 ml (3 cups) vegetable stock
  • couple of sprigs fresh thyme
  • small handful fresh coriander


  1. Peel and finely chop the onion; peel and crush the garlic; peel and dice the carrots, parsnips and sweet potatoes.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Rinse the red lentils and add to the pan along with the coconut milk and stock.
  5. 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.
  6. Remove from the heat. Strip the leaves from the thyme and roughly chop the coriander, add to the pan along with some salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Use a stick blender to blend the soup until it is completely smooth then serve.