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April 21, 2016

This hearty, healthy vegetarian soup is a perfect cold-weather warmer that’s also light enough for balmier days. It’s delicious, nutritious, and – best of all – inexpensive to make, with ingredients that are readily available! Lentils have high protein content, improve digestion, aid in weight loss, and help maintain a healthy nervous system.

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Serves 4
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 medium carrots, thinly sliced
1 small onion, chopped
Half green pepper, sliced
2 teaspoons cumin
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
4 cups vegetable stock
1 cup water
1 cup dried red lentils
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper

In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onions and carrots, and cook until the onions are translucent, about 5-7 minutes. Add the cumin and turmeric and fry until fragrant – bout 3 minutes. Add the stock, water, lentils, salt and pepper. Bring to the boil. Then reduce heat to medium and simmer, partially covered, until the lentils and carrots are tender – about 20 minutes.
Turn off the heat and blend with a hand blender until desired texture is reached. Enjoy!

Note: This soup freezes really well, so I usually double the recipe and freezes half of it.

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    April 23, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    I am making a lot of soups lately and this caught my eye. I think I’ll give it a try but I’ll leave out the pepper I’m not a fan!

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      April 25, 2016 at 7:48 pm

      Hi Cassarica,

      Hope you enjoy the recipe 🙂


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    April 24, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    We always made lentil soup, especially in fasting days. I like to change ingredients to make it more fun! Yummy xx

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      April 25, 2016 at 7:48 pm

      Hope you enjoy this recipe!

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    Prairie Gal Cookin
    April 24, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    This looks so yummy – Thank you for sharing!! I should give it a try!

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      April 25, 2016 at 7:49 pm

      Please do. Let me know what you think about this recipe:)

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    Travel Pockets (Crystal)
    April 25, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    This sounds hearty and healthy! Love the bright orange colors of this dish too. Need to try to fit this into to my healthy eating I’m trying to start this week 🙂

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      April 25, 2016 at 7:50 pm

      Hi Crystal,

      Glad you made the choice to eat healthy. Take it in your stride 🙂

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    Nat Jones
    April 25, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    I’ve never really been a soup in summer type of person but I do LOVE soup especially on cold days!

    I’ve never tried carrot and lentil together but it sound delicious! Thank you for sharing

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    Amy Scott
    April 25, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    The colors of soups are so satisfying – weirdest statement ever! I love a hearty root vegetable soup. My mom makes the most divine veggie soup. You could stand on it! I love that there’s turmeric in this, it’s so good for you I try to put in everything!

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      April 25, 2016 at 7:52 pm

      Hi Amy,

      Love your Statement :). I have become a Fan of cooking with Tumeric. It has loads of healing benefits too 🙂

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    April 25, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    This looks like a great soup! I love when I can make recipes and double them and freeze them for a later meal. There is nothing like being ahead of the game when dinner happens.

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    Sidney Aldaine
    April 25, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    People who don`t eat these kind of soups don`t know what they`re missing. And this one looks like a healthy bomb!

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    April 25, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    This recipe sounds so good! My husband and I will eat homemade soups all year around. We both love carrots, so this one has been saved to my recipe file and we will be sure to give it a try!

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    Gilbert Mutange
    April 25, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    I always love recipes so simple and easy to understand. Wish I was a good cook.

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    Liz Mays
    April 25, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    I really need to think about making more lentil soups. This one sounds great with those spices and veggies.

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    April 26, 2016 at 2:56 am

    I am following General Motors diet these days and looking for vegetables soup and here I found it! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Can’t wait to try it !

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    Bernadette Callahan
    April 26, 2016 at 3:14 am

    Just made a lentil soup but without the carrot, will have to add that in next time. This looks amazing!

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    April 26, 2016 at 10:54 am

    Indeed, this is a simple and easy to make recipe. Since I’m familiar with most of the ingredients and can be bought locally, we will try this soup 🙂 Thanks for sharing

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    Laura H
    April 26, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    I love carrot soup and the bold colours so this sounds like something I’d love! I’m trying to integrate more pulses into my diet so this is perfect.

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    Bella B (xoxoBella)
    April 26, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. I eat lentil soup often but not a recipe like this with carrot. I will have to try!

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    April 26, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    I was actually trying to figure out What to eat tonight after my workout… I’ve all ingrédients on hand 🙂 can’t wait to try this ! Since I can’t cook soups without ginger, I might add some

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    brianna george
    April 27, 2016 at 3:15 am

    Perfect soup for Spring! I love both Lentils and Carrots. great combo.

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    Jennifer L | Modern Chic
    April 28, 2016 at 5:54 am

    Oh this recipe looks delightful! I’m gradually moving towards a vegetarian lifestyle and this looks right up my alley. Thanks for a great recipe!

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