Monday, November 18, 2013

Thai Coconut Curry Lentil Soup

Follow my blog with BloglovinThis soup is based on the recipe I found online at Jeanette's Healthy Living.  I still have sweet potatoes from the CSA even though I've made Sweet Potato Butter, roasted sweet potatoes for a side dish and tossed some in a hash. LOL I thought this would be an excellent dish for a  spicy sweet potato dinner.
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 sweet onion, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons Thai red curry paste
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 cup red lentils, rinsed well and looked over
  • 1 medium sweet potato, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk
  • fresh cilantro, for garnish

Heat coconut oil in a medium saucepan. Add the onions, ginger and garlic. Cook over medium heat until softened, about 3-4 minutes. 

Stir in red curry paste, and cook several minutes or until fragrant. 

Add water, lentils, sweet potatoes and turmeric. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook about 20-25 minutes or until lentils and sweet potatoes are soft. 

Add salt and stir in coconut milk. Cook five more minutes. 

Garnish with fresh cilantro.
Enjoy!

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