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Carrot Sweet Potato and Ginger Soup in a large green pot topped with sesame seeds and fresh cilantro.

Carrot Sweet Potato and Ginger Soup

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  • Author: Sjors
  • Total Time: 30 min
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This Carrot Sweet Potato and Ginger Soup recipe is incredibly healthy, delicious and easy to make.


  • 700 grams sweet potato, cubed
  • 1 large carrot, cubed
  • 3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 inch piece of ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup (150 grams) dried red lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 4 cups (1 liter) water or vegetable stock (low-sodium)
  • 2/3 cup (150 ml) canned full-fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • Pinch of black pepper

For serving:

  • Sesame seeds
  • Cilantro


  1. Place a large pot over medium heat and add a splash of water.
  2. Add the sweet potatoes and carrots to the pot, sauté for about 5 minutes while stirring regulary. Add splashes of water if needed to deglaze.
  3. Add the garlic and ginger, sauté for 2 more minutes. Make sure not to brown or burn the garlic and ginger. 
  4. Add the spices and salt and cook for 1 more minute while stirring constantly. Make sure not to burn the spices.
  5. Add red lentils, water or vegetable stock and coconut milk to the pot. Stir everything well and cover the pot with a lid. Reduce heat to medium-low and allow to simmer for about 15 minutes or until the vegetables are soft and the red lentils are cooked through. 
  6. Add the lemon juice and black pepper.
  7. Transfer to a blender or use an immersion blender to blend until smooth. If the soup is too thick, gradually add water until it reaches the desired consistency. 
  8. Garnish with sesame seeds and cilantro.


Nutritional facts are estimates. If you want to be sure about the nutritional facts, be sure to check your product labels.

  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 25 min


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 372 kcal
  • Sugar: 12,9g
  • Sodium: 0,5g
  • Fat: 8,6g
  • Saturated Fat: 6,2g
  • Carbohydrates: 55,9g
  • Fiber: 13,7g
  • Protein: 11,2g
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