This vegan Coconut Lentil Curry Soup is prepped in just 5 minutes and cooks in just one pot! Hearty, healthy and delicious, this easy recipe is perfect for an easy weeknight meal.

Coconut Lentil Curry Soup

This creamy coconut lentil curry is the perfect dish to cozy up to but is also light enough to serve as an easy side dish. Lentils are a great plant-based source of protein and this recipe is both vegan-friendly and cooks in one pot for easy clean-up!

When you think of curry dishes, you probably think hot and spicy but curries come in all types of heat, from mild to extremely spicy. This recipe is on the mild and creamy side, but you can always add a little extra curry paste to spice things up.

Easy Coconut Lentil Curry Soup

Nutrition Tip: Lentils have been eaten for more than 10,000 years! They’re also a sustainable crop because they require little water to grow. Plus every one-half cup serving packs nine grams of fiber (that’s nearly half of what kids need in a day).

This lentil curry is perfect to serve over rice for an easy dinner. Leftovers also reheat well for a quick lunch – curry dishes are like chili or lasagna, they’re always better the next day. Craving more veggies? Add in a handful or two of fresh spinach or greens, toss in extra veggies like peppers, or top with chopped tomatoes.

Vegan Coconut Lentil Curry Soup

Not sure your kids will go for international cuisine? Check out Episode 39 of the Healthy Family Project podcast to learn more about raising adventurous eaters.

Looking for an easy meal prep recipe? This is it! Double the recipe for quick and easy meals all week. Or freeze up to 3 months in an airtight container or ziplock bag. Just thaw overnight in the refrigerator and reheat. I always add an extra splash of vegetable stock or water when reheating to keep them creamy and delicious.

Best Vegan Coconut Lentil Curry Soup

FAQs About Our Coconut Lentil Curry Soup

Q: Is Coconut Lentil Curry Soup vegan?
A: Yes, this soup is vegan-friendly and packed with plant-based protein.

Q: How long does it take to make this soup?
A: This soup takes about 45 minutes to make, with only 5 minutes of prep time.

Q: Can I make Coconut Lentil Curry Soup ahead of time?
A: Yes, this soup is perfect for meal prep. It reheats well and can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Q: What can I serve with Coconut Lentil Curry Soup?
A: This soup is delicious on its own or served over rice. You can also add extra veggies like spinach or peppers to boost the nutrition.

Q: Is this soup spicy?
A: This recipe is mild and creamy, but you can add a spicy curry paste to increase the heat if desired.

Vegan One Pot Coconut Lentil Curry

Jodi Danen
This creamy coconut lentil curry is the perfect dish to cozy up to but is also light enough to serve as an easy side dish.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Entree & Main Dishes, Soup
Servings 4 servings
Calories 372 kcal


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 small sweet onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon green curry paste
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup canned coconut milk
  • 1 cup lentils rinsed
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1/2 lemon juiced


  • Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook 3 minutes, or until translucent. Add garlic, green curry paste, curry powder and salt. Stir to combine.
  • Add broth, water, and coconut milk. Bring to a boil and add lentils. Reduce heat, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, 30-40 minutes, or until lentils are cooked through.
  • Stir in cilantro and lemon juice.


Calories: 372kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 15gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 313mgPotassium: 705mgFiber: 18gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 708IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 63mgIron: 5mg
Keyword coconut, curry, lentils, one pot, soup, vegan
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