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Top-down close up image of white bowl of lentil soup. Soup is garnished with pistachios, orange slices, and leek slices.
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5 from 1 vote

1-Pot Coconut Lentil Vegetable Soup

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: dinner, dinner, lunch, side, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 1-pot soup, coconut, lentil, vegetable soup, lentil and vegetable soup, plant-based soup, red curry lentil soup, red lentil soup, vegan red lentil soup
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 283kcal
Author: sylvia


  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil (or substitute other vegetable oil)
  • 1 cup leeks, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons jalapeno, diced
  • 2 teaspoons Thai red curry paste (if using Thai Kitchen brand, use 2 tablespoons)
  • 1 tablespoon ginger powder
  • 1 cup carrots, diced
  • 1 1/3 cup red lentils (Follow package directions for preparing - usually you just need to rinse them with cold water and pick out any random stones.)
  • 1 cup potatoes, diced
  • 1 cup shelled edamame beans (we used frozen)
  • water (3 to 5 cups) (less water equals thicker soup)
  • 1 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • salt
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon grated orange rind

Optionally, to Serve

  • orange slices
  • crushed pistachios


  • In a large soup pot, heat the coconut oil. Add the jalapenos and leeks and saute for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the red curry paste, ginger powder, and carrots, and saute for another 5 minutes. Add a bit of water if the mixture gets too dry.
  • Add in the lentils, water, potatoes, and edamame. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Cook for about 20 minutes, until potatoes and lentils are tender.
  • Stir in the coconut milk and orange juice and rind, if using. Taste and add salt.
  • Simmer until heated through. You can leave simmering for longer if you want to intensify the flavours.
  • Serve garnished with orange slices and pistachios.


Storage and Reheating

This will keep well in the fridge for 3-4 days. Reheat over low heat, adding water or orange juice to thin it if desired.

Using Other Types of Lentils

I have only tested this with red lentils, but yellow/orange lentils may work as well. Check the package directions to be sure. You need a lentil that doesn't require any pre-cooking/soaking. 

Nutritional Information

Nutritional information is an estimate only and does not include garnishes. 


Calories: 283kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Sodium: 25mg | Potassium: 692mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 3138IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 5mg