Recipe: Warming Orange Spice and Lentil Soup

Posted by on February 4, 2015 | Permalink

Cheap, colourful and healthy, this easy dish should be a staple of any vegan’s repertoire. Feel free to add extra vegetables such as squash or sweet potatoes. 

Vegan Orange Lentil Soup

Warming Orange Spice and Lentil Soup 1–2 Tbsp olive oil 1 onion, diced into 1-cm cubes 2 carrots, diced into 1-cm cubes 2 celery stalks, diced into 1-cm pieces 1 litre water 2 bay leaves 200 g red lentils 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp sweet paprika 1/4 tsp fenugreek 1/8 tsp asafoetida 60–80 ml orange juice Zest of 1 orange Salt and pepper, to taste

  • Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the onions, carrots and celery and sauté until the vegetables start to soften.
  • Add the water, bay leaves and red lentils and bring to boil. Add the salt and spices, cover and simmer until the lentils are soft, about 15 minutes.
  • Add the orange juice and zest, season with salt and pepper to taste and cook for 2 more minutes.
  • Serve with crusty bread.

Makes 2 to 4 servings