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Spicy carrot and lentil soup in a white bowl. The soup is garnished with fresh coriander, dried chillis and a dollop of vegan yogurt. Next to the bowl is a bread roll.

Spiced Carrot and Lentil Soup

  • Author: Elizabeth Chloe
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Lunch
  • Method: Boiling
  • Cuisine: Moroccan
  • Diet: Vegan


This recipe for spiced carrot and lentil soup is as easy as it is delicious. Full of carrots, lentils and warming spices this is a nutritious, vegan soup that is perfect on a cold Winter evening!


  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 12 teaspoon chilli
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 600 grams carrots, sliced
  • 150 grams  red lentils 
  • 1.5 litres vegetable stock
  • 1 handful fresh coriander, chopped


  1. Heat the oil in a pot on a medium heat. Sauté the onion for 5-7 minutes until soft and translucent. Add in the garlic and sauté for a further 1 minute. 
  2. Add in the spices and cook for 1 minute until fragrant. 
  3. Add in the carrot, lentils and vegetable stock to the pot. Simmer for 25 minutes until the carrots and lentils are tender. 
  4. Once cooked, use a hand blender to blend the soup until smooth. Alternatively, you could use a stand-alone blender
  5. Stir in the chopped coriander. Taste and add salt and pepper as required. 
  6. Serve in bowls with desired garnishes.


Substitutions, step-by-step photos, frequently asked questions and a video for this carrot and lentil soup recipe can be found further up in the blog post!

Keywords: carrot and lentil soup, carrot soup, lentil soup, vegan soup, carrot and coriander soup

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