COCONUT CURRY LENTIL SOUP

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Coconut Curry Lentil Soup

Servings: 8

Keywords: curry, coconut, lentil

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 50 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hours 0 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 cups onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 cup celery, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic – minced
  • 3 tablespoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 8 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 cups dried green lentils, washed
  • 1 can (13.6 oz.) low-fat coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 cup finely chopped spinach
  • Instructions

    1. Place oil in a large pot and heat on medium, adding onions, carrots and celery. Cook for about 10 minute until onions are translucent and then add garlic, curry powder, and coriander. Sauté the mixture for about 2 minute – until fragrant, then add broth and lentils. Bring to boil. Cover the pot and reduce the heat to medium-low for a simmer and let cook for about 35 minutes. Once the lentils have softened, remove from the heat. Use a hand blender to puree about a quarter of the soup. This makes the broth a bit heartier. Add coconut milk and reheat on low. Season the soup with white wine vinegar and salt and pepper. Just prior to serving add the spinach and let it wilt. Click for larger image

    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size: 1

    Serving Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 143
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 3.75g 5%
    Saturated Fat 0.9g 4%
    Trans Fat 1g
    Sodium 280mg 11%
    Total Carbohydrate 25g 8%
    Dietary Fiber 4.3g 17%
    Sugars 12.7g
    Protein 6.4g

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

    Notes

    This is a hearty soup that can stand as a main course accompanied with a nice crusty loaf and a salad.