Easy Curry Carrot Lentil Soup

If you have a bag of carrots in the fridge, then you probably have the ingredients you need to make this soup.


1/2 large onion chopped (optional)
1 pound carrots chopped
1 to 1.5 cups dried lentils
6 cups water
1/2 bouillon cube (optional)
2 to 3 tablespoons curry powder
Big handful of baby spinach or other green (optional), or some chopped parsley or other herb


  1. Soften onion in the bottom of soup pot, then add all remaining ingredients except spinach. Bring to a boil then reduce temperature to a simmer.
  2. Simmer 30 minutes or until carrots and lentils are tender. Add spinach and cook a few more minutes until spinach is wilted. If using another green that requires longer cooking (like kale), add it earlier.

This soup is good even with just three ingredients: carrots, lentils and curry powder. If you have a bag of baby carrots you can eliminate chopping all together by just throwing them in whole. If you use one cup of lentils it will be more soup-like, if you use 1.5 it will be more stew-like.

This is not a great picture – I’ll try to replace it with a better one.

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