Coconut Curry Lentil Soup

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If you are looking for something hearty, healthy and filled with flavour, then this soup is for you. The coconut and spice combination will leave your house smelling absolutely delicious. 

What you'll need:

  • 1 tbsp, Coconut Oil (or Olive Oil)

  • 1 large Onion, chopped

  • 3 cloves Garlic, minced

  • 2 tbsp fresh Ginger, minced

  • 2 tbsp Tomato Paste

  • 2 tbsp Curry Powder

  • ½ tsp Hot Red Pepper Flakes

  • 5 cups Vegetable/Chicken Broth

  • 400ml can Coconut Milk

  • 1 cup Fresh Tomatoes, chopped

  • 1.5 cups Dry Red Lentils

  • 2-3 handfuls, Chopped Kale or Spinach

  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

  • juice of half a Lemon

  • chopped Fresh Coriander and a dollop of Sour Cream or Yogurt (to top)
     

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Method:

In a stockpot, heat the coconut oil over medium heat and cook the onion, garlic and ginger until the onion is translucent (usually a couple of minutes). Add the tomato paste, curry powder, and red pepper flakes and cook for another minute. Add chopped tomatoes, cook a little, then add broth, coconut milk, and lentils. Cover and bring to a boil, then simmer on low heat for 20-30 minutes, until the lentils are very tender. Season with salt and pepper and add lemon juice.

Before serving, stir in the kale/spinach and cook for a few minutes. Garnish with coriander and sour cream.