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Creamy Curried Lentil Soup with Coconut

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We’ve done plenty of smashing soup recipes in our time, but none so flavourful, original and straight up NUTRITIOUS as this curried lentil soup with coconut.

Our lentil vegetable soup was a classic, hearty warming broth, while our low calorie beetroot soup was light, sweet and smooth. Both absolute winners!

But this coconut curry lentil soup combo is in a league of its own. It’s simple to make: there’s barely any chopping to do and you cook it all in one pot.

It’s healthy: there’s literally multivitamin juice in there, not to mention our fave legume, lentils!

And it’s delicious: sweet, creamy coconut meets rich salty stock meets fragrant spiced curry paste…yes please!

A birds eye view of the ingredients for curried lentil soup, including pepper, green beans, & lentils. | Hurry The Food Up
A saucepan full of curried lentil soup with coconut being cooked, with a big stirring spoon in it. | Hurry The Food Up

Curried Lentil Soup with Coconut : The only thing you’ve got to lose is weight!

This vegetarian lentil soup shouldn’t be underestimated for its nutritional prowess either.

The lentils are the star of the show: they pack a protein punch, and are rammed with all-important fiber, which so many of us don’t get enough of in our diets. The high fiber levels also make you feel full for longer, which is great if you are trying to lose weight, as it means you won’t want to snack as much.

But the best way to see that this is a super healthy lentil soup is to check out the full nutritional profile. For a quick snapshot: one serving contains 334 kcal, 14g fat, 12g protein.

334 kcal is a good amount for a light meal – on our vegetarian weight loss course we usually recommend between 400-600 per meal. A slice of wholegrain toast on the side never goes amiss.

14g of fat is enough to get the fat you need in order to absorb nutrients, but not so much as to threaten the heart-healthiness of this dish. 12g protein is 22% of an average RDA, so a solid amount for one meal.

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A one pot wonder: How to make the perfect soup

We have already proclaimed the wonders of this easy lentil soup – all you need is one pot and 30 minutes.

In order to achieve this, we ask of you but one thing: DO NOT throw all your vegetables in at the beginning! Yes, we know it’s enticing, but if you hold off and add them bit by bit, according to which cooks quickest, you will see the results!

This curried coconut lentil soup is already incredibly simple, and what makes it so successful is that resistant crunch as you take your first bite.

So there you have it: a curried lentil soup with coconut milk, the vegan lentil soup you’ve all been waiting for!

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Creamy Curried Lentil Soup with Coconut
5 from 8 votes
Looking for a healthy soup recipe? Try our curried lentil soup – it’s warming and spicy, with just 337 calories per serving!
Cuisine:Thai, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:25 minutes
Total Time:30 minutes
Servings:6
Calories:254kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cup brown lentils, dried (25 mins is standard cooking time, 1 ¼ cups = 300g)
  • 2 ⅓ cup vegetable broth
  • 1 ¼ cup multivitamin juice (the normal drinking stuff, something like ‘tropical fruit juice’)
  • 1 can low-fat coconut milk (1 can = 450ml)
  • 1 bell pepper, red
  • 1 cup sugar snap peas (or green beans, 1 cup = 100g, frozen is fine too!)
  • 2 red onion
  • 1 ½ tsp green curry paste (all colours work well, just check for fish-related ingredients if you’re vegan/veggie)
  • 1 tsp sugar (or maple syrup)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Optional

  • ½ sweet potato (½ potato = 100g)

Instructions

  • Heat up the vegetable broth in a large pot, and bring to a boil.
    2 ⅓ cup vegetable broth
  • Chop the sweet potato, red onion and red bell pepper into cubes.
    1 bell pepper, red, 2 red onion, ½ sweet potato
  • Add the multivitamin juice, lentils and sweet potato to the pot. Start a timer with 25 minutes.
    1 ¼ cup multivitamin juice
  • Bring the heat down to a simmer.
  • Add the coconut milk and red onion, followed by the curry, salt, pepper and sugar.
    1 can low-fat coconut milk, 2 red onion, 1 ½ tsp green curry paste, 1 tsp sugar, salt and pepper to taste
  • After 18 minutes have gone past, add the red pepper cubes.
    1 bell pepper, red
  • After 22 minutes have gone past, add the sugar snap peas / green beans.
    1 cup sugar snap peas
  • At 25 minutes, everything should be ready! Give the lentils a quick taste to make sure they’re not chewy (give a few mins longer if necessary).
  • That’s it, your coconut curry lentil soup is ready!

NOTES

If you need to use different lentils, adjust your cooking (and timer) times accordingly. For example, if you use green lentils that need 45 minutes start your timer with 45 minutes on it. With 25 minutes left to go add the sweet potatoes and red onion. With 7 minutes left to go, add the red pepper. And finally, with 3 minutes left to go, add the sugar snaps.
 
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Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Curried Lentil Soup with Coconut
Amount per Serving
Calories
254
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
5
g
8
%
Saturated Fat
 
4
g
25
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Sodium
 
504
mg
22
%
Potassium
 
562
mg
16
%
Carbohydrates
 
40
g
13
%
Fiber
 
14
g
58
%
Sugar
 
10
g
11
%
Protein
 
11
g
22
%
Vitamin A
 
1207
IU
24
%
Vitamin C
 
40
mg
48
%
Calcium
 
45
mg
5
%
Iron
 
4
mg
22
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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3 comments
  1. 5 stars
    First time around I used cupful measurment to mean 240mls, so a cup and a quarter in mls is 300 mls. I added 300 mls of multivitamin juice to the soup and the family found it too sweet. This time around I used a measuring cup which measured under 200 mls plus a quarter cup made it 240 mls of juice. This made a huge difference. It was absolutely delicious. It really is essential to follow the timing instructions to keep the veg crunchy. Making alterations to the amount of juice made a huge difference to this meal.

  2. 5 stars
    Added 1/2 of a lime (juice) to make it a bit tangier. Delicious!

    1. Woop, glad you enjoyed!

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