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Coconut Curry Roasted Squash Soup

1 hr



Soups are amazing: it's hard to go wrong. Add some vegetables and a bouillon cube, a little spice here, a little spice there, and maybe some lentils to make it more hearty, and boom! A warm, comforting, filling, nutritious, and delicious bowl of soup is ready.



1 hr


15 min


45 min

Free from

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  • 1
    butternut squash
  • ½ Tbsp (7 mL)
    olive oil
  • 1
    large onion, chopped
  • 3
    cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp (4 g)
    curry powder
  • ¼ tsp
    ground turmeric
  • ¼ tsp
  • ⅛ tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 2½ cups (600 mL)
  • ¾ cup (135 g)
    cooked brown lentils
  • 1
    carrot, chopped
  • 2
    vegetable bouillon cubes
  • 1¾ cups (420 mL)
    canned full-fat coconut milk
  • ½
    lemon, juiced

Lentil croutons

  • 2 tsp (10 mL)
    olive oil
  • ¾ cup (135 g)
    cooked brown lentils
  • 1 tsp (1 g)
    dried mint leaves
  • ½ tsp
    curry powder
  • ¼ tsp
  • ¼ tsp

Optional garnish


  1. Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C). Line a baking tray. Carefully cut the butternut squash lengthwise and remove the seeds.
  2. Poke holes throughout with a fork, lightly brush the cut surface with oil if desired, and place the tray with the cut side facing down. Roast in the oven on the middle rack for about 40 minutes, or until soft.
  3. Add all the lentil crouton ingredients to a medium pan on medium-high heat. Stir often for 5 - 7 minutes, or until the lentils have become lightly golden. Set aside.
  4. Add some oil to a large pot on medium-high heat. When hot, add the onion and cook until lightly caramelized, about 5 - 7 minutes.
  5. Add the garlic and spices. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring throughout.
  6. Add the water, lentils, carrot, and bouillon. Bring to a boil, reduce to a gentle simmer, and cover with a lid.
  7. When the squash is removed from the oven and cool enough to handle, gently remove the skin. Then add the squash to the pot.
  8. Purée the soup using an immersion blender or standing blender. Once puréed, add in the coconut milk and heat the soup through.
  9. Squeeze in some fresh lemon juice, plate, garnish with the spiced lentil croutons and enjoy!


  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days, or the freezer for up to 2 months.

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Marina - Feb. 25, 2024, 4:58 p.m.

This was the second time I cooked it : loved it even more than the first time! Thanks a lot for all these delicious recipes!

Bob Diakoumeas - Feb. 10, 2024, 3:15 p.m.

I made this for the first time and it's legit the best! I quickly added to my Faves as I will most certainly will be making this again and again!

PUL Team - Feb. 10, 2024, 6:36 p.m.

Woohoo! Happy cooking, Bob 🤗✨

Bob Diakoumeas - Feb. 10, 2024, 7:22 p.m.


Melissa L - Dec. 10, 2023, 11:14 p.m.

So delicious! My 9 year old devoured this and couldn’t stop saying “ why is this so good “

PUL Team - Dec. 11, 2023, 3:34 a.m.

Always a big compliment when the kiddos enjoy a recipe! Thanks, Melissa ☺️

Manu - Oct. 29, 2023, 7:05 p.m.

Second time I make this in 7 days and I never liked butternut squash before, great recipe! Been substituting or adding some veg as convenient/ available ( butter beans or red lentils instead of brown lentils) but the base flavour is a winner with all of the variations.

PUL Team - Oct. 29, 2023, 11:12 p.m.

Hey Manu, we're so happy that you're enjoying the soup! Thanks for sharing your experience with it ☺️

Nova - Oct. 4, 2023, 8:42 p.m.

Delicious! 😍 My food store was out of pumpkins so I used 2 sweet potatoes instead. I have a cold so I had to use one more bulliong cube and double the spices to taste any flavor 😂 but then it was super good! Toasted some pumpkin seeds to have on top as well as the lentils 🤌🏼

Dicey - May 18, 2023, 9:53 a.m.

Lovely soup, will definitely make again

Corine - Jan. 7, 2023, 10:28 a.m.

This soup is so harty and delicious! Our whole family could eat it every week!

MK - Sept. 16, 2022, 2:08 p.m.

omg, this is soooo good! the textures and spices are everything! i looooove the lentil croutons and normal cooked lentils in this soup!

PUL Team - Sept. 17, 2022, 8:22 a.m.

We're so thrilled to hear, MK, thank you!

Jaki - July 23, 2022, 1:22 p.m.

Soo soo good. Can not recommend it more. My 14 yo and husband both loved it. They said and I agree “ it’s lush”.

Wanted to add a picture as it looks as amazing as yours and I’m truly a novice cook. Love your recipes and ease.

PUL Team - July 24, 2022, 6:56 p.m.

We appreciate the kind words so much, Jaki! If desired, we'd love to see your creations on Instagram with the tag #pickuplimes or @pickuplimes 🤗

Ana - May 4, 2022, 7:17 p.m.

Great taste! Just added a little bit of chilly for some burn but is great even without it.

PUL Team - May 6, 2022, 12:22 a.m.

So glad it was enjoyed, Ana, and love the idea for added spice 😃

Pardis - Nov. 1, 2021, 7:05 p.m.

Delicious soup ! Perfect for autumn.

Nina - Oct. 27, 2021, 6:52 p.m.

Pumpkin soups already a staple in my autumn meals, but this was such a lovely twist. I know and love chickpea croutons nevertheless haven't thought of using lentils in a similar way. We had this on a "PUL meals only" day for dinner and my 3 year old finished her whole bowl.

PUL Team - Oct. 29, 2021, 5:01 a.m.

We're so honoured to be part of a full day of meals! Thank you, Nina, and sending lots of love to you and your little one 🌻

Rachel - July 24, 2021, 11:36 p.m.

Insanely good. Will definitely be making again! Can freeze too for an easy lunch when you need it

PUL Team - July 26, 2021, 8:44 p.m.

So glad you're enjoying the soup, Rachel! Thanks for taking the time to share 🙂

Clémentine - July 10, 2021, 1:04 a.m.

Great recipe, it converted my fiancé who usually hates soup !

Lotte - May 12, 2021, 7:31 p.m.

This soup is só delicious! To add a little twist I put in two tablespoons of peanut butter and changed the lentils for chickpeas. That beetroot as a topping (which I assume that was on the photo?) is an absolute winner. Makes the soup oh so comforting. Thanks again team Sadia 🙏

PUL Team - May 13, 2021, 5:17 a.m.

We're so glad you enjoyed the recipe, Lotte, peanut butter is a lovely twist! Thank you for pointing out the garnish. It was indeed shredded beetroot so we've updated the recipes optional garnish list! It's a delicious topping for sure 😍