Coconut Curry Lentil Soup with Turkey

Thanks to its namesake legume and sweet potatoes, this coconut-laced lentil soup packs a whopping 8 grams of fiber!

Laura Wright
Prep Time
50 min
Cook Time
10 min
60 min


  • 2 cups dry brown or green lentils, rinsed
  • 2 tsp olive oil, divided
  • 6 oz boneless, skinless turkey breast
  • 1/4 tsp each sea salt and ground black pepper
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 tbsp yellow curry powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 13 1/2 oz light coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup 1% plain Greek yogurt, optional


  1. In a large pot, combine lentils and 4 cups water. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until water is absorbed and lentils are tender, about 30 minutes. Remove from heat, then uncover and set aside.
  2. In a separate large pot on medium-high, heat 1 tsp oil. Season turkey with salt and pepper and add to pot. Cook, turning once, until golden brown, about 8 minutes. Remove from pot and set aside.
  3. To pot, add remaining 1 tsp oil. Add onion and saute, stirring often, until soft, about 3 minutes. Add carrots, potatoes and celery and saute for 3 more minutes. Add curry powder and cumin and saute for 3 more minutes. Stir in milk and half of lentils. (TIP: For a creamier soup, remove 1 cup of soup at this stage and puree in a blender until smooth, return to pot.)
  4. Add turkey and 2 cups water to pot and reduce heat to medium. With 2 forks, shred turkey into bite-sized pieces. Stir in remaining half of lentils and cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes; if needed, add additional water to reach desired consistency. Serve with a dollop of Greek yogurt (if using).

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 1/2 cups lentil soup
  • Calories 231
  • Carbohydrate Content 35 g
  • Cholesterol Content 9 mg
  • Fat Content 5 g
  • Fiber Content 8 g
  • Protein Content 15 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 2 g
  • Sodium Content 117 mg
  • Sugar Content 4 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 0 g