Carrot, lentil & orange soup

Carrot, lentil & orange soup

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(26 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 35 mins


Serves 4
Deliciously spicy - warm up with this fab veggie soup.

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal92
  • fat1g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs17g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre2g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.56g
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  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp coriander seeds
    Coriander seeds

    Coriander seed

    kor-ee-and-er seed

    The small, creamy brown seeds of the coriander plant give dishes a warm, aromatic and slightly…

  • 1 onion chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 225g carrots diced



    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 75g red lentils
  • 300ml orange juice
  • 2 tbsp low-fat natural yogurt
  • fresh chopped coriander to garnish
  • pinch paprika to garnish



    A spice that's central to Hungarian cuisine, paprika is made by drying a particular type of…

  • 600ml vegetable stock


  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.

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22nd Aug, 2012
Very tasty and really easy to make
12th Jun, 2012
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.
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18th Feb, 2012
Added extra carrot and replaced half the oj with stock. Full of flavour, but a bit too runny - will add more lentils next time
6th Aug, 2011
Fast to make, delicious to eat
22nd Jul, 2011
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22nd Jul, 2011
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 (",)
25th May, 2011
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?
28th Mar, 2011
28th Mar, 2011
26th Nov, 2010
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!!


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