Carrot Ginger Red Lentil Bisque Soup (with video)

Let’s boost your body’s immune with this Carrot Ginger Red Lentil Bisque Soup, loaded with antioxidant spices and autumn flavors.

Carrot Ginger Red Lentil Bisque Soup - For Immune Support
Carrot Ginger Red Lentil Bisque Soup – For Immune Support

The Perfect Red Lentil Bisque Soup

Red lentil soup was not a soup I grew up eating, but with added layers of flavors from ginger, carrots and lots of spices, it has fast become a favorite.

While a French lentil or green lentil would have worked in this recipe, I wanted to strengthen the nutrient integrity of beta carotene, and keep this soup as orange as possible.

When I first made red lentil soup, with vegetable stock and lots of spices, I felt there was one small element missing to deepen the flavor.

A bit more earthiness, is what I was after. Since vegetable soup can often taste light, and sometimes a bit too ‘Yin’ I knew it needed a bit more ‘Yang’ to deepen the flavors.

I decided to add black tea and ginger to the red lentil vegetable broth to give it that ‘Yang’ flavor I was looking for.

Poof, just like that, the mild red lentil soup came alive with flavor and would satisfy the picky requirements of both vegan and meat eater!

The Ginger Carrot Red Lentil Soup

Sometimes, we just want to eat clean, light and healthy. This is often true after we have over indulged in great food, drink and celebration after the long holiday season.

Not to forget the importance of strengthening our immune system as we enter Autumn, kids back to school and more indoor activities.

A hot bowl of this ginger carrot red lentil soup is the perfect solution for times such as this.

Particularly during cold and flu season, not to mention the strong immune support we now need to combat the ugly new virus. 

Ahhhh The Health Properties We Can Simmer Into A Soup Or Bisque
Ahhhh The Health Properties We Can Simmer Into A Soup Or Bisque

Carrots Carrots and Colorful Carrots!

It seems that every year, when January rolls around, which where I live is cold, dark, and surrounded by naked trees, I am in need of sunshine and all things bright and cheery.

Orange, for me, is the happiest of all colors. Why? Because for me, it makes me think of the sun, warmth, energy and life.

When I created this ginger carrot red lentil soup recipe I was looking to load up on some delicious Beta Carotene, in the form of carrots, turmeric and red lentils.

A heaping help of fresh ginger, for all those tummy bugs that love to invade us in the winter, was also a good idea.

The red lentil soup quickly took on the appearance of sun, warmth, energy and life! Call me kookie, but this girl eats with her eyes!!

Carrots Carrots And More Carrots
Carrots Carrots And More Carrots

How To Make Ginger Carrot Red Lentil Soup

This soup is fast and easy to make, just under an hour from start to finish.

Red lentils, unlike most dried beans or peas, cook quickly in broth, rather than needing to be soaked overnight, simmered for hours and then added to the recipe. 

Once all the ingredients are chopped and spices measured out, everything gets tossed into a pot to simmer for 45-minutes.

This red lentil soup is also a perfect meal to prepare, portion out and freeze for those days when there is no time to cook.

So by all means, double this recipe and save yourself plenty time in the months ahead. 

Layers Of Flavor Simmered Into A Hearty Healthy Soup
Layers Of Flavor Simmered Into A Hearty Healthy Soup

Equipment Needed

  • Cutting board
  • Chopping knife
  • Measuring cup
  • Measuring spoons
  • Large Soup pot with lid
  • Grater or grinder
  • Food processor or blender, however an Immersion blender makes it easy to puree the bisque right in the soup pot.
  • Stovetop
Carrot Ginger Red Lentil Bisque Soup Ingredients
Carrot Ginger Red Lentil Bisque Soup Ingredients

Ingredients Needed

  • Carrots
  • Onions
  • Olive oil
  • Red lentils
  • Ginger
  • Turmeric
  • Lemon
  • Coriander
  • Cumin
  • Cinnamon
  • Vegetable broth
  • Black tea
  • Salt and pepper
  • Honey

More Healthy Bisques And Soups To Love

How easy it is to simmer a pot of nutrient rich ingredients, add flavors you love, and turn it into one of the healthiest meals you can eat!

I have so many favorite healthy soups to share with you, including a few cold summertime soups, and so allow me to share just a few for you here.

Never forget to toss bones for a hearty bone broth or seafood shells and bones into a pot, before tossing them, to boil the flavors from them and save for later use.

  • Asparagus Ends And Garlic Soup – with olive oil and basil, makes for a delicious soup, helping not to waste the woody ends of fresh asparagus.
  • Immune Boost Vegetable Onion Soup – is slow simmered in natural medicinal properties from onion, turmeric, ginger, fresh herbs and mushrooms.
  • Black Bean Soup With Black Rice – has an earthy flavor from both the beans and black rice but gets its zing from hot chilies and smoked salt!
  • Rich Butternut Squash Soup – Don’t let this velvety smooth coconut milk Butternut Squash Soup fool you, it’s Flavor Rich with garam masala, chili’s, turmeric, ginger and tahini!
More Soups And Bisques To Love
More Soups And Bisques To Love
Ginger Carrot Red Lentil Soup

Carrot Ginger Red Lentil Bisque Soup

Carrot Ginger Red Lentil Bisque Soup, loaded with antioxidant spices and autumn flavors.
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Course: Soups
Cuisine: Mediterranean Fusion
Keyword: Carrot Ginger Red Lentil Soup
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • Large Soup Pot
  • immersion blender


  • 3-4 cups Carrots rough chopped
  • 1 Onion, large rough chopped
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 cup Red lentils, dry
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Ginger freshly grated
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Turmeric freshly grated
  • 2 tbsp Lemon juice with zest
  • 1 tsp Coriander
  • 1 tbsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 8 cups Vegetable broth homemade or purchased without tomatoes
  • 1 Black tea bag
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 1/4 cup Optional toppings smoked pepper flakes or toasted nuts


  • Warm olive oil in a large soup pot. Add onions and saute for a few minutes. Layer in all the ingredients, adding broth last.
    Cover, bring to a boil, lower, and simmer for 45 minutes. 
  • Uncover, remove tea bag, add honey, stir and cool enough to puree in batches or with an immersion blender.
  • If serving right away, warm the soup back to desired temperature. Otherwise transfer to small portion containers and keep in the fridge.
    Will last in the fridge for several days, or freeze small batches. 



  • Ginger and Turmeric, freshly grated, contain the highest nutrients. Peel, chop, and freeze to have on hand.  
  • Meat eater topping can be crumbled bacon. 
Carrot Ginger Red Lentil Bisque Soup
Carrot Ginger Red Lentil Bisque Soup
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Ally's Kitchen
5 years ago

You make being in the kitchen just so relaxing and inviting! And, of course, your recipes are right up my alley, Miss Pea! xo

5 years ago
Reply to  Ally's Kitchen

Thank you Miss Carrot! Thought of you while making my Carrot soup 😉

Lynn Elliott Vining
5 years ago

Oh WOW! That looks delicious and the bacon at the end had me drooling! Yum!!!

5 years ago

Thank you Miss Lynn!

5 years ago

Definitely on my to do list, Robin! I have been eating so much unhealthy food during holidays, and now it is time to get back to clean eating! Your soup looks so healthy and so delicious! Yum!

5 years ago
Reply to  Hadia

Me too Hadia!!! But no worries, a few weeks of sensible food and we will be right back to fit!!

Julie is Hostess At Heart

This soup is as gorgeous as it has to be delicious. I’m all for healthier versions right now and I can eat soup every day with this cold weather!

5 years ago

Thank you Julie, me too!!

5 years ago

So warming and comforting, carrot and ginger is a great combo ?

Mary Marshall
2 years ago

Sounds so yummy to me! I love lentils.

30 days ago

5 stars
nice change to boring soup for the fall. Thanks!