Carrot, tomato, and red lentil soup

I love soups, and I am always in for good, delicious, hearty, and vegan soups. This is the best carrot, tomato, and red lentil soup you could ever eat. This soup is creamy, spicy, flavorful, and it always hits the perfect spot.  And do you know what is also unique about this recipe? The ingredients you use to make it.

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Why are you going to love this soup?

This vegan carrot soup is not only flavorful. It is very nutritious, and it is a fantastic way to use all the pulp left behind when juicing carrots. I always have to find ways to use the pulp; we are five people that take juices around here every morning.

This vegan lentil soup is also the perfect recipe to introduce new flavors to your family. The creaminess of this soup is achieved by coconut milk, and you finish it with chili oil, cilantro, and peanuts. This soup has exotic food flavors.

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Ingredients for carrot, tomato and red lentil soup

  • Coconut oil, you could use any other fat, like olive oil, vegetable oil or butter (I use vegan butter)
  • Chopped onion and garlic
  • Spices: Cumin seeds or grounded, coriander seeds or grounded coriander seeds, mustard seeds, salt and pepper
  • Carrot pulp (if you juice) or grated carrots
  • Tomato puree, diced tomatoes or fresh tomatos. Really any kind of tomato works great here.
  • Water or vegetable broth
  • Red lentils (affiliate link), red lentils (affiliate link) are very easy to find. Look in the interational section of your supermarket or order them through amazon or other onlins shop.
  • Coconut milk. I like to use full fat and canned. But in this vegan tomato lentil soup, tetrapack cocounut milk, which is a bit lighter will also work.
  • For serving:
    • lemon juice or lime juice
    • chopped fresh cilantro, fresh parsley or mint
    • peanuts or any other nut.
💡How to save the pulp of the vegetables when making a juice?

When making a juice and I know that I can use the vegetables pulp for another recipe I make my juice by parts.

For example, if I am making carrot, apple, cucumber and kale juice I usually start by jucing the carrots, get the pulp and set aside.

If you do not do juicing, it is ok, just use carrots. I find juicing an amazing way to fill our bodies with tons of vitamins and minerals.
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How to make the carrot, tomato and red lentil soup

  • In a large dutch oven add the coconut oil and onion, sauté over medium high heat until the onion is translucent. Add the garlic, a pinch of salt and spices.
  • Cook for 5 minutes or until garlic and spices release their aroma. Be careful not to burn anything.
  • Add carrot, tomato puree, 4 cups of water and cup of lentils. Stir, cover and let it simmer for 15-20 min. or until the lentils are cooked.
  • Add the can of coconut milk and blend with an immersion blender (affiliate link) or blender. It is best if you blend it by small batches. Adjust the seasoning and thickness of the soup by adding more water if you feel that the soup is too thick.
  • Serve in big bowls and top with your favorite toppings.
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Give this creamy vegan carrot, tomato and lentil soup a twist

  • Sauté grated fresh ginger with the spices and the aromatics.
  • Add a serrano or jalapeño chili to make it spicier
  • Do not puree the soup and leave all the vegetables and lentils whole.
  • Make this recipe oil free by sauteing your aromatics and spices with vegetable broth instead of oil.

Other soup recipes that you may like:

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This soup is made with red lentils coconut milk, so it is creamy, delicious, and hearty. It is precisely what you want after a long day at the office or during cold weather.

So here is the recipe, and if you like it, please share it on Facebook, Instagram or save it for later on Pinterest. And do not forget to tell me how it went. Did you like it, did you use the pulp from your carrot juice, or did you use carrots? Let me know in the comments section.

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CARROT, TOMATO AND RED LENTIL SOUP

Alejandra Graf
Delicious and super easy carrot and tomato soup with red lentils and creamy and flavorful coconut milk.
5 de 3 votos
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
0 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 329 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves peeled and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 2 cups grated carrot pulp or measure it loose, not tight
  • 1 cup tomato puree
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • a good pinch of salt
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste

For serving

  • lemon juice
  • chopped fresh cilantro

Instructions
 

  • In a large dutch oven add the coconut oil and onion, sauté over medium high heat until the onion is translucent. Add the garlic, a pinch of salt and spices.
  • Cook for 5 minutes or until garlic and spices release their aroma. Be careful not to burn anything.
  • Add carrot, tomato puree, 4 cups of water and cup of lentils. Stir, cover and let it simmer for 15-20 min. or until the lentils are cooked.
  • Add the can of coconut milk and blend with an immersion blender or blender. It is best if you blend it by small batches. Adjust the seasoning and thickness of the soup by adding more water if you feel that the soup is too thick.
  • Serve in big bowls and top with your favorite toppings.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupCalories: 329kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 11gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 16gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 63mgPotassium: 845mgFiber: 13gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 7367IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 68mgIron: 5mg
Keyword carrot soup, creamy tomato lentil soup, tomato and lentil soup

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This recipe appeared first in BrownSugar&Vanilla in October 2015.

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