This Vegan Coconut Curry Lentil Soup is packed with amazing lentils simmering in a rich and creamy curry broth. The perfect one-pot meal! Great for lunches at work and also busy weeknights!
Friends, let’s go on a wild road. This Coconut Curry Lentil Soup has got to be one of my favourite things I’ve ever eaten, ever. That’s a lot of “evers” so you know it’s real. I’m not a leftover girl, and I easily ate this for several days. The comforting nature, the different flavour notes and the fact that I’m slowly but surely turning into soup lady all contributed to this. Let me share more about this amazing soup, and when you’re done, go check your pantry, run to the supermarket and make this baby.
First, it’s been surprisingly cool here. I don’t remember when last we had such great weather, but the other night I went outside and it was so cold that it felt like the air conditioning was on. Pleasantly surprised by this and immediately inspired, the first words out of my mouth were “oh, this is for sure soup weather!”. So what does soup lady do? Well, make soup of course. I’ve been wanting to find a way to incorporate more lentils into my diet because eating them plain on a salad just wasn’t cutting it. Of course, I already have a divine and very popular lentil soup, but I was definitely feeling for a new type of lentil soup experience. In walks this dreamy, creamy, Coconut Curry Lentil Soup.
What does lentil soup taste like?
If I had to describe the amazing taste of this Vegan Coconut Curry Lentil Soup, I would go on for days. For your sake, I’ll make it short. Lentils (a legume) itself tastes like a mix of a great pea with a bean. As a result, it’s slightly peppery with a mix of earthy and creamy textures. The rich broth of curry flavours and spices are absorbed by the lentils, because of this, it adds to the taste of the legume! As if all of this wasn’t enough, the richness of the coconut cream adds a smoothness that is unmatched.
Why is lentil soup amazing?
One of the things I really love about this soup is that it’s a great guilt-free comfort food indulgence. The main reason is that it is packed with lentils, which are:
An excellent source of fibre. One cup of cooked lentils contain 16 grams of dietary fibre.
Lentils contain 90 percent of your recommended daily intake of folate, 37 percent of your iron, 49 percent of your manganese and 21 percent of your iron. Hello, nutrients!
Extremely filling. I especially love this since it’s a great vegan protein source!
Lentil Soup FAQs:
What goes well with Vegan Coconut Curry Lentil Soup?
Lentil soups, in general, are extremely versatile. For a rich and thick soup like this one (or even my Easy Spiced Lentil Soup), your best bet is to pair it with something starchy that absorbs the flavour. It would also be good to pair the soup with a light dish such as a side salad.
Here are some recipes that are a personal favourite:
Nice fluffy Vegan Cornbread. Perfect to soak up flavours
1can 13.5 ounce383g coconut milk (full fat or lite)
juice of 1 lime
½tablespoonsambal oelek or Srirachaoptional, for heat
Top with lime & chopped purple cabbageoptional
Vegan Coconut Curry Lentil Soup
In a pan over medium high heat, heat the sesame oil. Add in the minced ginger and curry paste to fry it, stirring into the oil, for about 1 minute.
Add in the chopped onion and the garlic and cook until the onion is slightly translucent, about 5 minutes.
Place the sea salt, black pepper, coconut sugar, and liquid aminos on top and stir everything together. Add in the lentils and stir again.
Add in the coconut milk and the veggie broth. Bring the soup to a boil and then lower to a simmer, allowing to simmer for about 20 to 30 minutes, until your lentils are fully cooked through. Stir the soup occasionally. You can let it simmer even more if desired.
Squeeze the lime over, stir, and then remove from heat. Taste and add more salt if needed.
Add in any of the optional add ins/toppings. Stir in the sambal oelek (or Sriracha) or scotch bonnet pepper sauce if using.
OIL-FREE: yes you can make this oil-free, just use 2 tablespoons extra veggie broth instead of oil.FISH FREE CURRY PASTE: Many curry pastes have fish sauce in there. Be sure to check yours to ensure it’s vegan. This is the one I use! I stock up on many at a time :).