Cozy up with a Bowl of Creamy Red Lentil and Carrot Soup.
On a chilly winter day, dive into a bowl of pure coziness with this cream of red lentil and roasted carrot soup! Imagine the hearty hug of red lentils dancing with the sweet kick of roasted carrots, creating a flavor fiesta that'll turn any frown upside down. This soup isn't just warmth in a bowl; it's a party for your taste buds. Creamy goodness and roasted charm – it's like a winter carnival for your mouth! So, grab a spoon, forget the cold, and let the delicious festivities begin.
Prep Time: 10 min Cooking Time: 30 - 40 min Servings: 6 to 8
2 Cups of Lentils, dry
3 Large Carrots, cubed
1 Medium Vidalia Onion, Cubed
1 Head of Garlic
1 14oz Can of Coconut Cream
4 Cups of Vegetable Broth
3 – 4 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Roasted Garlic & Onion seasoning (shout outs to Marshalls)
Dairy/Non Dairy Yogurt
Dairy/Non Dairy Cheese
Dairy/Non Dairy Sour Cream
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
At the same time, take 2 cups of dried Red Lentils and combine that with 4 Cups of water and put it in a pot.
Bring it to a boil, then simmer for about 20 minutes (or until Lentils are no longer chewy)
While the Lentils are cooking, chop up the 3 Large Carrots and Yellow Onion into cubes and toss in some Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Salt & Pepper, & Roasted Onion & Garlic Season. Then place them on a lined baking sheet.
Cut the top off of the head of the garlic and sprinkle some Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Salt & Pepper on top and place it on the same baking tray as the Carrots & Yellow Onions
Put the baking tray into the oven for 15-20 minutes, then on broil for 2-3 minutes.
Then, into a high-powered blender (I use a Blendtec, but a Vitamix or other high-powered blender should work) put in the: 4 Cups of Vegetable Broth, the can of Coconut Cream, 2 Cups of the cooked Red Lentils, the Roasted Carrots & Yellow Onions, and 4-6 cloves or the Roasted Garlic (the more the merrier!)
Blend for at least 30 seconds, but I recommend doing it for 60-90 (especially one that will heat the soup up for it while it blends).
Garnish with your choice of cilantro, as well as dairy and non dairy versions of yogurt, cheese, & sour cream.