Yellow Lentil and Zucchini Soup with Coconut Milk

May 31, 2023

Introducing my flavorful and low-calorie yellow lentil and zucchini soup with a delightful twist of coconut milk! This nourishing soup features a medley of nutrient-rich veggies like onions and zucchini. These vegetables enhance the soup’s wholesome goodness while keeping the calorie count in check.

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Year-Round Soup Delight: Yellow Lentil and Zucchini Soup with Coconut Milk

I have a deep love for soups that transcends seasons. Whether it’s the warmth and comfort of a winter evening or the desire for a light and refreshing meal during the summer, a good bowl of soup always hits the spot. This Yellow Lentil and Zucchini Soup with coconut milk is no exception, offering a satisfying and flavorful option all year round.

What Makes this Yellow Lentil with Zucchini Soup with Coconut Milk Special:

Infused with aromatic spices such as turmeric, curry powder, and fresh garlic, each spoonful is a burst of vibrant flavors. As the finishing touch, a velvety swirl of coconut milk adds a creamy and indulgent touch, while a sprinkle of fresh cilantro and a squeeze of zesty lemon juice brighten up the dish. This soup is not only satisfying and comforting but also a perfect choice for those seeking a nourishing and guilt-free meal.

Yellow Lentil and Zucchini Soup with Coconut Milk

I love incorporating a variety of vegetables into my cooking. Not only are vegetables great for their nutritional benefits, but they also play a crucial role in reducing the overall calorie content of dishes while adding satisfying volume. In this soup, specifically, the combination of yellow lentils and zucchini creates a hearty and filling base. The natural flavors of the vegetables come together harmoniously, making each spoonful a delightful and nutritious experience. So, get ready to nourish your body with this wholesome and satisfying yellow lentil and zucchini soup with coconut milk.

Lover of Leftovers

When it comes to cooking up a big pot of this yellow lentil and zucchini soup, I can’t help but feel a sense of excitement for the leftovers that await. Moreover, it’s like having a delicious meal at your fingertips. It’s great having a ready meal to be enjoyed whenever hunger strikes. What adds to the beauty of this soup is its ability to hold up well in the fridge for up to three days. This makes it a convenient option, especially for those busy weekdays or when you’re in need of a quick and satisfying lunch. To reheat, simply pop it in the microwave and let the aromas of the wholesome ingredients fill your kitchen once again.

If you find that the soup has thickened as it cools, there’s no need to worry. Just add a splash of water to bring it back to its velvety consistency. And here’s a little secret: the next day, try serving it as a hearty stew alongside a steaming bowl of freshly cooked rice. The flavors meld together beautifully, creating a comforting and nourishing combination that will have you reaching for seconds. With the versatility and convenience of this yellow lentil and zucchini soup, you’ll discover that good food truly knows no boundaries. So go ahead, indulge in this delightful soup and enjoy the flavorful journey.

Ingredients for the Yellow Lentil and Zucchini Soup with Coconut Milk

What You’ll Need to Make This Soup:

  1. Yellow Lentils: These protein-packed legumes have a mild, earthy flavor that pairs well with the other ingredients in the soup.
  2. Zucchini: This versatile veggie adds a refreshing and slightly sweet taste to the soup. It’s low in calories and keeps the dish light and hydrating.
  3. Onion: This humble ingredient adds depth and flavor to the soup, giving it a savory and slightly sweet taste.
  4. Garlic: Known for its strong flavor and aroma, garlic brings a distinct taste that adds depth to the soup.
  5. Turmeric: This vibrant spice not only gives the soup a beautiful golden color but also offers various health benefits. It adds a subtle earthiness to the dish.
  6. Curry Powder: Curry powder adds warmth and complexity to the soup, featuring flavors like coriander, cumin, turmeric, and chili.
  7. Coconut Milk: The creamy richness of coconut milk gives the soup a velvety texture and a touch of natural sweetness.
  8. Lemon Juice: Squeezing fresh lemon juice into the soup brightens the flavors and adds a refreshing tang.
  9. Fresh Cilantro: This herb adds a fresh element to the soup, with its vibrant green color and a simple herbal taste.
  10. Olive Oil
  11. Cayenne Pepper
  12. Salt

Yellow Lentil and Zucchini Soup with Coconut Milk

Recipe by Raquel QuevedoCourse: SoupsCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Intermediate


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  • 2 cups dry yellow lentils

  • 2 zucchinis

  • 2 yellow onions

  • 10 garlic cloves

  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon curry powder

  • 1 tablespoon turmeric

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 5 cups of water

  • 1 cup full fat coconut milk

  • 1/8 or 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust based on your desired level of spiciness).

  • 1 lemon


  • In a large pot, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add the onions and garlic, and sauté them for about 3 minutes until they become fragrant and slightly golden.
  • Incorporate the lentils, turmeric, curry, cayenne pepper, and salt into the pot, along with water. Stir well to combine.
  • Allow the soup to simmer for approximately 25 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.
  • After the lentils have cooked through and become tender, introduce the zucchini to the pot. Cook for an additional 5 minutes, stirring frequently to ensure even cooking.
  • Now, it’s time to add a creamy touch to the soup. Pour in the coconut milk and sprinkle in the fresh cilantro, giving the soup a rich and aromatic twist.
  • Finally, for a burst of freshness, squeeze the juice of 1 lemon into the soup and stir to incorporate all the flavors.


  • After preparing the yellow lentil and zucchini soup, allow it to cool for about 15 minutes before serving. You’ll notice that the soup thickens slightly as it cools, enhancing its hearty and comforting texture. This short waiting period ensures that you can fully enjoy the delicious flavors and satisfying consistency of the soup.

Please be aware that the information provided with this recipe is intended solely for general informational purposes. While we have tried to accurately test this recipe and present precise measurements and instructions, individual results may vary due to differences in ingredient types, cooking equipment, or preparation techniques. The nutritional information accompanying this recipe is not intended as dietary or medical advice. For any specific health or nutritional inquiries, please consult a registered dietitian or healthcare professional. We disclaim any liability for inaccuracies or misrepresentation of the provided information. We encourage users to approach this recipe with a mindful understanding that cooking is both an art and a science, and to use their best judgment in the kitchen.

Nutrition Facts

6 servings per container

Serving Size400g

  • Amount Per ServingCalories361
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 10g 16%
    • Total Carbohydrate 50g 17%
      • Dietary Fiber 8.4g 34%
      • Sugars 3.9g
    • Protein 18.5g 37%

      * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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