Immunity Boosting Lentil & Turmeric Soup

This protein-packed vegan turmeric lentil soup is not only delicious and very easy to make but also packs a punch when it comes to giving your immune system a boost!

This is surprisingly easy to make and the texture of the finished soup is up to you.  You could purée yours with a hand-blender if you prefer a smooth soup, or leave it alone if you prefer it really chunky.



Prep time : 15 minutes

Cook time : 30 minutes


  • 2 tbsp rapeseed or sunflower oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2-3 cm piece fresh root ginger, finely chopped
  • 2 carrots, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 medium size potato, finely chopped
  • 150g dried red lentils
  • 1 litre vegetable stock
  • Handful of chopped coriander
  • 125ml dairy free milk
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon


  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan or casserole dish. Fry the onion on low heat for 2-3 until starting to soften.
  2. Add the ginger and the carrots to the pan. Cook for a further 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add the turmeric and the potatoes to the pan and stir. 
  4. Rinse the red lentils in a sieve, then add to the pan followed by the stock.  Bring the soup to the boil and cook for 20-25 minutes until the lentils are soft.
  5. Cook for a further minute, then taste and season well with sprinkle of salt and/or pepper.
  6. You can use a blender to blitz the soup to a smooth purée or use a potato masher to break up any large chunks of vegetable, or just leave it as a chunky soup. 
  7. Stir through the dairy free milk and the lemon juice.
  8. Serve, topped with chopped coriander – enjoy!

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