Title: Spicy Sesame Carrot Soup: A Vegan Delight of Flavor and Comfort

Introduction: Indulge in the comforting warmth of our Spicy Sesame Carrot Soup, a vegan masterpiece that combines the earthy sweetness of carrots with the bold flavors of chilies, lentils, and toasted sesame oil. This hearty soup is not only a treat for the taste buds but also a nourishing bowl of goodness that will leave you feeling satisfied and content. Join us as we explore the intricate process of crafting this flavorful soup, from slowly cooked onions to the final drizzle of tahini. Get ready to elevate your soup game to new heights of deliciousness.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon whole cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon whole coriander seeds
  • 1 teaspoon whole mustard seeds
  • 4 cups chopped carrots
  • 1 cup red lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 dried red chilies, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish
  • Toasted sesame seeds for garnish


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the finely chopped onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened and translucent, about 5-7 minutes.
  2. Add the minced garlic, grated ginger, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, and mustard seeds to the pot. Cook, stirring constantly, for 1-2 minutes, until fragrant.
  3. Stir in the chopped carrots and red lentils, coating them with the onion and spice mixture.
  4. Pour in the vegetable broth and add the dried red chilies. Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and let it simmer, covered, for 20-25 minutes, or until the carrots and lentils are tender.
  5. Remove the dried red chilies from the soup and discard them.
  6. Using an immersion blender or regular blender, puree the soup until smooth and creamy.
  7. Stir in the toasted sesame oil and tahini, then season with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Ladle the spicy sesame carrot soup into bowls and garnish with fresh cilantro and toasted sesame seeds.

Nutritional Information (per serving):

  • Calories: 250
  • Total Fat: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 600mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8g
  • Sugars: 6g
  • Protein: 10g

WW SmartPoints: 6 per serving

Conclusion: Dive into the rich and comforting flavors of our Spicy Sesame Carrot Soup, where the sweetness of carrots meets the boldness of chilies, lentils, and toasted sesame oil. This vegan delight is not only hearty and satisfying but also packed with nourishing ingredients that will leave you feeling energized and content. Whether enjoyed as a warming meal on a chilly day or as a comforting bowl of goodness any time of year, this soup is sure to become a favorite in your recipe collection. So gather your ingredients and prepare to indulge in the deliciousness of our Spicy Sesame Carrot Soup.