Carrot, lentil & orange soup

Carrot, lentil & orange soup

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 35 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Deliciously spicy - warm up with this fab veggie soup.

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Easily doubled
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
92
protein
4g
carbs
17g
fat
1g
saturates
0g
fibre
2g
sugar
0g
salt
0.56g

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 225g carrots diced
  • 75g red lentils
  • 300ml orange juice
  • 2 tbsp low-fat natural yogurt
  • fresh chopped coriander to garnish
  • pinch paprika to garnish
  • 600ml vegetable stock

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Method

  1. Crush the seeds in a pestle and mortar, then dry-fry for 2 mins in a large pan until lightly browned. Add the onion, carrots, lentils, orange juice, stock and seasoning, then bring to the boil. Cover and simmer for 30 mins until the lentils are soft.
  2. Transfer to a food processor in batches and process until smooth. Return to the pan, then gently reheat, stirring occasionally. Adjust seasoning to taste. Ladle into individual serving bowls, swirl the yogurt over and sprinkle with the chopped coriander leaves and paprika. Serve immediately.

Recipe from Good Food Vegetarian Christmas magazine, December 2006

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suziqs's picture

Delicious even though i did have to make a few wee tweaks e recipe to allow for what i had in the cupboards. Will definitely be making this again.

helloeve's picture
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My favourite soup! Adding a tin of tomatoes gives another lovely flavour, and the coriander is essential! Always make this on the weekend to take to work.

paulie2703's picture
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Really tasty, tangy and low calorie. . Didn't bother with garnish though did add some chilli flakes. Delish.

lascarff's picture
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Very tasty and really easy to make

aeoconnor48's picture
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DELICIOUS!

I wasn't sure at first because of the orange juice. However, I gave it a try because it seemed pretty healthy. This is a beautiful soup, the flavours work very well together. Once blended it becomes very think so I added about 1/2-1 pint of water, it was still quite thick at the end, but I like soups quite thick. I also added a squeeze of lime at the end to lift the flavours. Lovely.

Certainly one I will make again.

fayfumbs's picture
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Added extra carrot and replaced half the oj with stock. Full of flavour, but a bit too runny - will add more lentils next time

katemay95's picture
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Fast to make, delicious to eat

mrsgranger's picture
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/\ Forgot to rate again

mrsgranger's picture
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I left out the yogurt, corriander and paprika garnish and made a double batch so as to freeze some. Unfortunately not much got frozen!! Doubled ingredients bar the stock, only put in 1 1/2 so it was nice and thick. Very yummy soup and quite filling too. Perfect for winter evening, or summer if you really like soup (",)

amoricksen's picture

I made it and it was nice but way to orangy. Will try it next time with less orange but if it's still to orangy what should I add to dull that a little?

catully241163's picture
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Delicious!!!

catully241163's picture
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Delicious!!!

rhianosborne's picture
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Best soup ever, so easy to make, and deliciously tasty! My 3 year old twins are licking their bowls as I type!!! I add more carrot, about 350g in total, and leave out the yogurt and garnish, although I've tried it with it and its still yummy. I take it into work for lunch sometimes and I can see all my colleagues sniffing the air!!

dizzydi's picture
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Warm winter filling soup...I added a red chilli and some pasta to mine to fill me up very tasty....!!!

cathim's picture

add an easy to follow return link..if there is one where is it?

kaikins's picture

This soup is wonderful. It just bursts with flavour and the ingredients really complement one another.

enjoyfood73's picture

This is going to be one of my favourites as easy and so delicious... its a must try!!...thank you Good Food.com

janerollinson's picture
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This is a really tasty soup, low in fat and calories but you wouldn't think so. The cumin and coriander really add flavour and warmth. I used half the amount of orange juice and made it up with stock as I was worried it would be too orangy, but I think I could've used more.

dylanski's picture
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I used green lentils which did nothing for the colour, and I didn't get much of the carrot flavour coming through, although that may be due to the typ of lentils as well. However, it was a very nice, spiced soup. Great with crusty bread

dangervamps's picture
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very nice, i left out the yogurt, nice and light soup suitable for summer with a nice fresh bread roll. For winter i would probably add some roasted butternut squash to give a bit more flavour and maybe a touch of chilli.

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