Spiced Red Lentil-Carrot Soup

75 8 servings, 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) each
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8 servings, 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) each

This exotic soup features ginger, garlic and warm spices - perfect flavours for carrots and lentils. Delicious as is, a creamy finish takes it to a whole other level.

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  • Heat oil in large saucepan on medium heat. Add onions and ginger; cook 5 min. or until softened, stirring frequently and adding garlic, cumin and turmeric for the last minute.
  • Add carrots, lentils, broth and water; stir. Bring to boil; cover. Simmer on medium-low heat 30 to 45 min. or until vegetables are tender.
  • Blend soup, in small batches, in blender until smooth. Return to pan. Add cream cheese product; cook and stir 2 to 3 min. or until cream cheese is completely melted and soup is heated through.


Omit garlic, and prepare soup using Philadelphia Herb & Garlic Cream Cheese Product or Philadelphia Roasted Garlic Cream Cheese Product.


For a thinner consistency, stir additional chicken broth or water into hot soup before serving.

Special Extra

Season each serving with hot pepper sauce to taste. Garnish with fresh mint or cilantro before serving.


  • 8 servings, 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 8 servings, 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) each
Calories 310
% Daily Value
Total fat 10g
Saturated fat 4g
Cholesterol 20mg
Sodium 430mg
Carbohydrate 39g
Dietary fibre 6g
Sugars 8g
Protein 16g
Vitamin A 130 %DV
Vitamin C 10 %DV
Calcium 10 %DV
Iron 20 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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