If you're looking for a healthy colourful vegan soup then this green lentil coriander soup is just perfect! Nutritious and plant based, it's a great winter warming one pot meal.
Who's in the mood for soup?
I am! I love making soups like this as they are warm and filling and just perfect for using up any leftover vegetables. As the weather turns colder and I start to crave comfort food and hearty meals, soups like this are often the way to go.
What's in this lentil soup?
This green lentil and coriander soup is absolutely packed full of vegetables. As well as the green lentils there's carrots, cabbage, onions and sweetcorn. Fresh ginger and garlic give it depth and an aromatic edge.
And of course there are spices. I love to pack soups full of spice for a real flavour punch. Here I've used whole spices - cloves and cardamom - plus ground spices - turmeric, cumin and garam masala.
There's also a chilli pepper. The chilli pepper adds some fieriness and heat, which is also something I love in a soup.
Finally, there is some fresh coriander (cilantro). I love this herb. It's one of my favourite ones and I'm always scattering it into soups and curries.
A great soup for batch cooking
As well as being packed full of flavour, this soup is ideal for batch cooking. You can make a small batch or a large batch, depending on how many people you want to feed.
Personally, I make this soup to use up leftover vegetables in the fridge. I often have a part of a cabbage and a few carrots left and this soup makes them into something really tasty.
It's so colourful too. The bright vegetables, the dark lentils and the green coriander means you would not look at this and think it was made out of leftover and dare I say it, slightly soft, vegetables!
I do think that the fresh coriander stirred in at the end makes the soup taste really bright and fresh.
Storing and freezing
You can keep this soup in the fridge for up to three days and just reheat when you want to serve it. It's great to reheat on the stove top or in the microwave. You may need to add a little more water or stock if it seems too thick.
Even if I've already added some fresh coriander the first time round, I like to sprinkle on a bit more when I serve it again.
You can also freeze it for up to three months. Just reheat thoroughly when you want to serve it.
Can you adapt this green lentil coriander soup?
This soup is an easy one to adapt. In fact, it's made for adapting. Rather than decide exactly how I wanted it to taste before I started. I looked in the fridge and saw what ingredients I had. There was a little red cabbage and some carrots as well as lots of coriander (cilantro).
I wanted to make a healthy soup and I love spices so that's how I ended up with this recipe. I liked it so much I decided it was worth remembering and now I've made it a few times.
However, feel free to adapt it to suit whatever veg you have in the fridge. Let me know what ways you've made it your own too.
More lentil recipes
If you love this recipe or would like more ideas for recipes using lentils then why not check out one of these lentil recipes:
Green Lentil Coriander Soup
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 4 cloves
- 4 cardamom pods crushed slightly
- 2 onions diced or one large onion
- 2 clove garlic crushed
- 2 teaspoon ginger grated
- 1 chilli pepper sliced
- ½ teaspoon turmeric
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 2 teaspoon garam masala
- 4 carrots chopped
- 120 g dried green lentils
- 100 g chopped red cabbage
- 4 tablespoon sweetcorn
- 6 tablespoon coriander (cilantro) chopped
- Put a little oil in a saucepan. Add the cloves and cardamom pods. Cook for 30 seconds then add the chopped onion, garlic, chilli pepper and ginger. Fry gently until soft.
- Add the turmeric,cumin, garam masala, carrot and lentils. Stir in and add boiling water from the kettle.
- Simmer for 30 minutes then add the cabbage. Continue to simmer for another 20 minutes.
- Add the frozen sweetcorn. As soon as the water reaches the boil again, take out two ladles of the soup. Blend in a food processor or with a stick blender and then return the pureed soup to the pan. Stir in the coriander and serve immediately
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Look so good...
yes, healthy and delicious.
have a great day
Thank you! I'm trying to eat lots of heatlhy meals at the moment to avoid all the winter colds.
We're trying to eat healthier here too (though there will be no marathon running!) We are adding more beans and legumes to our diet, so this is perfect!
The marathon running was a few years ago now! I'm afraid I would struggle to run 10k these days!
Love this aromatic soup, so much flavour and goodness!
Thanks Monika! I could eat soups like this every day.
Made the green lentil coriander soup it was very good. Everybody loved it simple ingredients. I definitely will be making this soup again.
Thanks Neli! I'm so pleased you and your family enjoyed it.
wow that soup looks fantastic so vibrant and full of healthy flavors and ingredients. !! I am sure my family will love it!
I hope so! It's packed full of good stuff and healthy ingredients.
I am def going to make this. it would be perfect to bring to work for lunches and easy weeknight meals. great recipe!
Exactly! I always make a big batch of soups like this as they are great for easy lunches.
This looks incredible, I love a hearty and healthy soup. Can't wait to try this!
This soup is just perfect right now! We're having a really cold day here and I could certainly do with a bowlful to warm me up.
Rachel K @MarmadukeS
A perfect winter warming soup. You've reminded me that I should also try cooking with green lentils - for some reason I only use red. (Note to self!)
Deb in Hawaii
This soup looks so hearty and good--all of my favorite spices and ingredients are in here. Thanks for sharing it with Souper Sundays this week! 😉
Looks so delicious and healthy too! I am just doing my meal plan and this would make a good addition! Good luck for the marathon!
So glad you like it. Let me know if you do make it.
I love all of the ingredients on their own, so to have them all together in one hearty and delicious soup sounds like my kind of soup. Thanks for linking up with the Food of the Month Club. 🙂
Good luck with the marathon! Great soup and have a Happy New Year!
Good luck with the marathon and don't let blogging get in the way of life!