Soup season is here and this creamy red lentil soup with carrots and parsnips is a real winter warmer. Spiced with cumin, turmeric and nutmeg with lots of fresh ginger and garlic, it is a crowd-pleasing soup that is vegan and gluten-free.
I love soup season – any excuse to curl up with a warming bowl of comfort food. This recipe is one I have been making on repeat for the past couple of months and after sharing quick photos and videos on my social media, I thought it about time to share a full recipe to keep you cosy and warm this festive season.
This Creamy Spiced Red Lentil and Carrot Soup is a simple soup, made in one pot and then whizzed to a creamy consistency. The base is onion, garlic and fresh ginger and then come the lovely spices: cumin, ground turmeric for the golden colour and ground nutmeg which is my new favourite this winter. Allow the spices and herbs to fill the kitchen with wonderful aromas before adding in the carrot, parsnip and red lentils. I love adding beans and pulses to my soups for a thicker and creamier consistency as well as adding some fibre and plant-based protein. Allow the soup to simmer with a mixture of water and almond milk (or other plant milk should be fine) and then blend to a puree. Add more water as needed at the end for a thinner soup.
Serve this Creamy Spiced Red Lentil and Carrot Soup topped with cooling coconut yoghurt, some fresh herbs, toasted croutons and chilli flakes for a quick and easy lunch or light dinner. I love to enjoy this soup with a side of avocado on toast or even with a light salad like my Rainbow Quinoa Salad.
This Creamy Spiced Red Lentil and Carrot Soup is hearty, comforting and cosy, deliciously rich and creamy while being light and healthy. It is naturally gluten-free, vegan and it can be nut-free if you use a nut-free milk alternative. Make up big batches of this soup to feed friends and family or to enjoy throughout the week. It is so wonderful bought to work in a flask! A hug in a bowl for sure.
Soup season is here and this creamy red lentil soup with carrots and parsnips is a real winter warmer. Spiced with cumin, turmeric and nutmeg with lots of fresh ginger and garlic, it is a crowd pleasing soup that is vegan and gluten-free.
I hope you will enjoy this Creamy Spiced Red Lentil and Carrot Soup and it will keep you warm this winter. Let me know what you think below and tag me in your creations – I’m @nourishing.amy on Instagram and use the hashtag #nourishingamy. I’m also on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest – please say hello!