Creamy Red Lentil Soup

Posted by on Apr 17, 2010 | Comments Off on Creamy Red Lentil Soup

2 TBSP coconut oil
1 large onion, chopped (about 2 cups)
3 medium carrots, chopped
4 cups water
14 ounces coconut milk
1 cup red lentils
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 bay leaf
2 tsps pure salt
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1 TBSP curry powder
1/2 cup chopped cilantro

  • Heat coconut oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add onions and carrots & cook, stirring frequently, until vegetables start to brown, about 10 mins.
  • Add water, coconut milk, lentils, garlic, bay leaf, salt, ginger & curry powder.
  • Cover & bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat, & simmer, partially covered for 35 to 40 mins or until lentils are tender, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove bay leaf & discard.
  • Add cilantro.

Optional:

  • Puree with a stick blender** (or puree in batches in a regular blender).
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SIDE NOTES:

~  Very easy & tasty soup from “Coconut Lover’s Cookbook”

** We’ve found that we like the soup even better if we don’t puree it. (The only one I puree it for is my daughter who doesn’t like the feel of onions in her mouth.)

 For those avoiding certain foods, this recipe falls into the following categories:

Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Egg Free, Nut Free, Sugar Free, Grain Free, Vegan, Raw


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