Lemon coriander soup

lemon coriander soup.

Try this light and zest soup with the predominant flavours of lemon and coriander to have as a mid-day meal. This aromatic soup is a perfect one for your weight loss journey without any compromises on the flavour.
Some days are just about getting through the tough grind. On those days, we often fall back to avoiding eating or just pushing the food around the plate. Now, we don’t have an answer to the problem,  but something to get you sipping and nourished when all the blues pile on together. This is the lemon coriander soup.

Why is lemon coriander soup so popular?

Broth-based soups are always my choice over creamy soups. So this lemon coriander soup works perfectly each season and helps with seasonal changes. The lemon in plenty and the broth like nature helps with colds and flu. Since I love the coriander fragrance, it is a win. Now, Indian restaurants do serve this light and easy soup it is a loving appetizer or the start of the meal. It is zesty and helps to start off our palates to the heavier meal we anticipate to follow. Also, during monsoons or changes in seasons, the lemon and coriander provide a delightful twist.

Why do some people not like coriander?

Some people experience a soapy taste with coriander or cilantro. This is a genetic trait. The aldehyde component of the coriander is the one giving the fragrance. However, when some people possess the gene recognising this part, it creates a soapy flavour. This is not restricted to just cilantro, but can also be when you smell perfumes.
If you experience the soapy flavour,  this soup may not be nice for you. Try using the herbs that appeal to you instead.

lemon coriander soup
Ingredients to make this lemon soup

Onion and garlic
Vegetable mix
Broth or water

Let’s make some soup

The soup recipe is one of the simplest styles of stovetop soup.
Saute the onions and garlic. To this mix add the minced vegetables, and chopped coriander stalks and saute for a couple of minutes. Add salt, water ( or broth)and let them boil. Once they are boiled squeeze a generous bit of lemon into it and remove from heat. Add more chopped coriander leaves and the soup is ready to serve.

Meal prep the soup

The soup stays well in the refrigerator for a week. However,  the last step of chopped coriander leaves tastes better if added fresh each time.

Lemon coriander soup

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer, Soup
Cuisine Indian, One pot, Spring, Winter
Servings 2 people


  • deep pot


  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1/2 small Onion chopped
  • 2-3 pods garlic
  • 1 cup Cabbage minced
  • 1/2 cup carrots minced
  • 1.2 cup spring onions
  • 3 cups drinking water or broth
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup coriander leaves
  • salt to taste


  • Into a deep pot add the oil and saute the garlic and onion.
  • To this add the veggies, coriander stalks and spring onion and mix well.
  • Saute for a couple of minutes and add the water ( or broth)
  • Let this come to a boil.
  • Now add the pepper, lemon juice and salt.
  • Once all that is boiled together, add the remaining coriander.
  • Serve the soup warm.
Keyword easy soup recipes, Indian vegetarian dinner, pot luck recipes
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Shh cooking secretly blogger pod has been a good inspiration to bring forth a lot of dishes. This time, I was paired with Rafeeda. Now, though miles apart, we share a common ground, Malabar. Radeeda’s Malabar-based recipes are a must-try and Click here to get her coconut milk rasam soup. The theme for soups was selected by Nams corner and well in time for the winter in the Northern Hemisphere.

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Mayuri Patel
7 months ago
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Lemon Coriander Soup is so comforting and healing too especially when one has a cold or sore throat. Love it, especially the flavour and aroma of coriander. On my list to make it soon to ward off the winter cold.

Priya Iyer
7 months ago
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The Lemon Coriander Soup looks utterly delicious! Quite different from the way I make it usually. Would love to try out your version the next time I make it.

7 months ago
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My favorite soup and I will order it gladly with every meal. I love the simplicity of your method. Making it as coriander and lemons are in season now.

7 months ago
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i love coriander so much, we make this often with I am left with a bit of lots of veggies. Strangely, I have read about the soapy taste of coriander but glad to know I never taste coriander that way !

7 months ago
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Such a healthy and good use of coriander stalks, which generally gets thrown out. I recently made this and turned out so good and delicious.

7 months ago
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Lemon coriander soup looks very tasty, comfort and soothing. One of my favourite soup, I just love to have it any time.

6 months ago
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Yummy soup! I love both broth based and creamy sound but lemon coriander soup tops everything because of its. simplicity and flavor! Your soup looks outrageously delicious!!

6 months ago
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The Lemon Coriander Soup looks utterly delicious!  Love it, especially the flavor and aroma of coriander. 

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