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Carrot and Lentil Soup

Carrot and lentil soup is a simple, economical and oh so tasty meal – it’s also a very filling and satisfying soup. There are so many plus points to this soup, it has become a regular for me!

carrot and lentil soup

How To Make Carrot And Lentil Soup

Carrot and lentil soup is made with very few ingredients – which is part of the charm of this recipe, basic yet nourishing. The main ingredients are just carrots, red lentils, onion and stock.

ingredients for carrot and lentil soup

Preparing The Ingredients

There isn’t much preparation needed for this soup, I don’t bother to peel the carrots, I just give them a good wash and cut the ends off.

There is also no need to do much to prepare the red lentils, there is no need to soak them beforehand like with other lentils. I just give them a good rinse with water, as per the instructions on the packet.

Making It In A Soup Maker

I have made this particular soup in both a Morphy Richards Soup Maker (like this one) as well as the latest Ninja Soup Maker (check out my review of it here).

carrots and lentil in Ninja Soup Maker

It is also the same recipe from my Soup Maker Recipe Book (available on Amazon). This soup does come out very thick – which was my intention, I wanted something filling – but if you prefer a thinner consistency you will want to reduce the amount of lentils from 200g to around 150g.

You can optionally saute the onion – this makes more sense if you have a soup maker with this function. Otherwise, just pop all the ingredients into the soup maker and top it up to the MIN/MAX level with stock.

Set the soup maker off on smooth. At the end of the program taste the soup and add some seasoning if and as required (I stirred in some chilli flakes, but you can add what you like, or just leave it as it is). 

Making It In A Saucepan

You can follow the same recipe as for the soup maker. Once the soup has come to a boil, reduce the heat so that the soup simmers for around 20 minutes. Then blend it up with a hand blender, or mash for a more textured consistency.

carrot and lentil soup in a bowl next to Ninja soup maker

Carrot and Lentil Soup

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Carrot and lentil soup is deliciously satisifying as well as quick and easy to make.

Ingredients

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 300g carrots, chopped
  • 200g red lentils, rinsed
  • 800ml vegetable stock

Instructions

  1. Optionally saute the onions in a little butter or oil.
  2. Add all the ingredients to your soup maker jug (or saucepan).
  3. Set off on smooth (soup maker) or, for a saucepan, bring to a boil and then reduce and simmer for around 20 minutes before blending smooth.

Notes

This produces a very thick soup. If you prefer a thinner consistency reduce the amount of lentils and increase the stock level.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 105Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 727mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 7gSugar: 6gProtein: 6g

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Claire

Sunday 24th of January 2021

Made this soup today and its yummy but wondered with regards to the nutrition details, what amount is this based on? How many grams please?

TheDogsMum

Saturday 16th of January 2021

Loving your soup recipes. A friend gave me a Tower soup maker for Christmas, something I've never ever considered buying even though I regularly make soup. It really does make it so quick and easy. The carrot and lentil soup is delicious, thick and filling for a main meal. I shall be working my way through your recipes and not just sticking to my usual ones.

Liana Green

Tuesday 19th of January 2021

Thanks for your comment and I'm glad you are enjoying your soup maker!

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