Spicy Red Lentil & Havarti Soup

Red lentil soup in a white bowl, with grated cheese and coriander garnish

The hint of curry powders adds a wonderful warmth to this delicious soup!


  • 1 ½ tablespoon (25 ml) of local Ontario butter
  • 2 teaspoons (10 ml) of curry powder
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cups (500 ml) of diced carrots
  • 1 cup (250 ml) of diced celery
  • 1 cup (250 ml) of diced peeled potatoes
  • ¾ cup (180 ml) of dried red or orange lentils
  • 1 cup (250 ml) of chicken broth
  • 3 cups (750 ml) of local Ontario milk
  • 5 oz (150 g) of Ontario-made jalapeno-flavoured Havarti cubed
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) of chopped cilantro


1. In a large pot, melt butter over medium-high heat. Sauté curry, carrots, potatoes, celery and onions, until onions are softened.

2. Add lentils, broth and milk. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low and simmer covered until lentils are soft, 30-40 minutes.

3. Purée soup in a blender until smooth. Adjust seasoning. Serve garnished with the Havarti cheese and cilantro. Enjoy!

Makes 6 servings

Recipe source: Dietitians of Canada, Cookspiration

6 comments on “Spicy Red Lentil & Havarti Soup

  1. Looking for the nutritional information for your recipes. How do I find it for spicy red lentil soup as an example. My first time on your website.

  2. This soup looks wonderful! I wonder, though, if you have the nutritional values of your recipes? I am a recovering diabetic and worry about my total carb and saturated fat intakes.

    Thank you,

  3. Hi Jocelyn! Thanks for visiting my website! I don’t post the nutritional information for my recipes. For the Spicy Red Lentil Soup however, I was able to dig up the nutrition info per serving: 311 calories, 18 g protein, 32 g carbs, 13 g fat, 9.9 g fibre. Enjoy the soup!

  4. Hi Ruby! Thanks for your comment! I don’t post the nutritional info for my recipes. But I do happen to have the info for the Spicy Red Lentil & Havarti Soup. Per serving: 311 calories, 18 g protein, 32 g carbohydrates, 13 g fat, 9.9 g fibre. There’s a good amount of fibre!

  5. Hi Thomas! This recipe works best with red lentils as they break down during cooking and offer a smoother texture.

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