Spiced Butternut Squash & Lentil Soup

Spiced Butternut Squash & Lentil Soup

Cooking Time:60 Minutes

Serving Size: 4 servings

Cooking time
60 minutes

Serving size
4 servings


1 onion, diced

2 cloves of garlic

1 1/2 tsp ground cumin

1 1/2 tsp paprika

1/2 tsp ground turmeric

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

1 medium butternut squash

150g dry red lentils, rinsed

1250ml of vegetable stock

Salt and pepper

1 tbsp olive oil


  1. Heat olive in a large saucepan
  2. Peel and chop the butternut squash into cubes
  3. Dice onion and finely chop garlic and add to the heated pan
  4. Cook for about 5 minutes until fragrant and then add the cumin, turmeric, paprika and cayenne pepper and cook for a further 2 minutes
  5. Add the cubed butternut squash and mix to coat with the spices, then add the stock and boil on a medium-high heat for 20 minutes, covered with a lid
  6. Add in the rinsed lentils and cook for a further 10 minutes
  7. Turn down to a simmer and cook for a further 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste
  8. Turn off the heat and then blend with a hand blender or high powered blender until smooth
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