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Lemon & Ginger Red Lentil Soup | The Flexitarian

Lemon & Ginger Red Lentil Soup [vegan] [gluten free]

Silky and smooth, this healthy Lemon & Ginger Red Lentil Soup is filled with invigorating flavours. The warm spices of cumin, coriander, ginger and turmeric are the perfect combination to warm your body and soul.
5 from 1 vote
DieTARY CHOICEDairy-Free Recipes, Egg-Free Recipes, Gluten-Free Recipes, High Fibre Recipes, Low Fat Recipes, Nut-Free Recipes, Soya-Free Recipes, Vegan Recipes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Soups
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people
Calories 221 kcal


  • saucepan
  • handheld blender


  • 1 medium onion
  • 4 garlic clove
  • olive oil
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 heaped Tbsp grated ginger
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 200 g carrots
  • 175 g red lentils
  • 400 g can chopped tomatoes
  • 500 ml vegetable stock
  • 750 ml water
  • juice of 1 to 2 lemons
  • salt & pepper
  • fresh coriander
  • chilli flakes or peppercorn to serve


  • Heat some olive oil in a large saucepan. Add chopped onion, crushed garlic, ground cumin, ground coriander and turmeric. Fry gently until soft. Add grated ginger and tomato paste. Fry gently for a couple of minutes.
  • Add chopped carrots, red lentils, chopped tomatoes, vegetable stock and water. Bring to the boil then leave to simmer for around 25 minutes until the carrots and lentils are cooked.
  • When done, blend soup until smooth. Season to taste with lemon juice, salt & pepper. If needed, add more stock or water to adjust consistency.
  • Serve with fresh coriander, and chilli flakes or peppercorn on top as well as some (dairy-free) cream if you like


Serving: 250gCalories: 221kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 13gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 715mgPotassium: 881mgFiber: 17gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 8822IUVitamin C: 18mgCalcium: 94mgIron: 5mg
Keyword beluga lentils, ginger, soup
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