Coconut Curry Soup
The soup is great as-is because lentils are an excellent source of plant based protein, but feel free to spice it up — try serving it over quinoa, with chicken, or with added greens!
- 2 tbsp Coconut Oil
- 1 large Sweet Onion, chopped
- 4 cloves of Garlic, chopped
- 1 ½ tbsp Ginger, grated
- 1 1/2 tbsp Yellow Curry Powder
- ½ tsp Cayenne Pepper
- 5 ½ cups Veggie Broth [or you can replace some of the broth with coconut water]
- 1 ½ cups of Green Lentils
- 1 can of Coconut Milk [save a few teaspoons for garnish]
- Salt + Pepper to taste
- 1 bunch of Cilantro, chopped
#1] In a large stock pot, combine the coconut oil + onion. Sauté until soft + golden, approx. 10 minutes. Once the onion is soft — add in the garlic + ginger + cayenne + curry powder, stir + simmer another 2 minutes.
#2] Add in the veggie broth + lentils; simmer while covered until the lentils are tender. The time will depend on the type of lentils you used [mine were perfectly done in 25 minutes].
#3] When the lentils are tender, remove from the heat. Add in coconut milk + salt//pepper to taste. You can eat the soup as is, or you can puree it in a blender if you want a smooth texture!
#4] Garnish the soup with cilantro + a spoonful of coconut milk + eat up!
*The leftover soup will freeze + refrigerate great! If the leftovers thicken up in the fridge, add a splash of coconut milk to thin as you reheat the soup.
+ Teresa [@tasandoval], OSU CHAARG