Curried Carrot and Squash Lentil Soup

1
Marsha Gardner

By
@mrdick1950

The color of this soup screams The ULTIMATE fall comfort food.

With fall just around the corner I am looking forward to cool evenings with a great bowl of soup. Lentils are good for you and are very filling.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Serves:
8
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
1 Hr

Ingredients

12 c
water
2 c
red split lentils
3 c
carrots, chopped
1 medium
butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cubed
1 large
onion, chopped
1 Tbsp
chicken base or vegetable base
2 Tbsp
curry powder
2 Tbsp
garlic powder with parsley
1 Tbsp
freshly ground black pepper
kosher salt to taste

How to Make Curried Carrot and Squash Lentil Soup

Step-by-Step

  • 1Combine in a Large Soup Pot the water, condensed chicken base, curry powder, garlic powder,pepper, rinsed lentils, chopped squash, onions, and carrots. Start by adding at least 1 teaspoon of salt.
  • 2Cover and Let it work its magic at a gentle boil for 1 Hour. Stirring more towards the end of this cooking time as the lentils tend to collect at the bottom of the pot and may stick.
  • 3Do a taste test throughout the cooking process- if the flavor is bland add additional salt. If you love the curry flavor add more powder.
    This soup is fantastic pureed or chunky. If you would like it pureed use a hand mixer or transfer to your blender. Feel free to adjust the thickness of the soup to your liking by adding more or less water.
  • 4To add a little bit more fall zest- I like sprinkling roasted pumpkin seeds on top. You will notice this soup will taste even better the second day as leftovers! (If you have any.) Enjoy.

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About Curried Carrot and Squash Lentil Soup

Course/Dish: Other Soups
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Healthy