Red Lentil Tomato Curry Soup

Red Lentil Tomato Curry Soup

This was a great quick comforting soup for us tonight. I love red lentils not only because they are not only quick cooking, but are packed with nutritious benefits. Oil free, dairy free & so delicious! My hubby had two bowls… unfortunately… no leftovers for lunch tomorrow.

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium Onion, Diced
  • 3 Garlic Cloves, Minced
  • 3-4 Tablespoons Sun dried Tomatoes, Sliced
  • 1 Cup Red Lentils
  • 1 Teaspoon Cumin
  • 1 Teaspoon Turmeric
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Coriander
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Curry Powder
  • 1 Inch Piece of Ginger, Sliced
  • 1 1/2 – 2 Cups Crushed Can Tomatoes (I had leftover canned whole tomatoes and just pulsed them to the right consistency)
  • 2 Cups Water or Vegetable Stock
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Milk
  • Sea Salt, to taste
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • Fresh Cilantro & Avocado to Garnish

Heat pan over medium high heat. Add onions and a pinch of salt, stir consistently to keep onions from sticking to the bottom of the pan. If the onions begin to stick, just add a little water or stock to the pan. Saute the onion until soft, add garlic and cook for about 30 seconds before adding the sun dried tomatoes & dry spices. Cook until fragrant.

Stir in the tomato paste, ginger & water (or stock). Add the lentils (make sure you rinse the lentils and take out any stones that might be there). Bring to a  boil and simmer for about 15-20 minutes stirring occasionally so that the lentils don’t stick to the bottom of the pan.

Add the coconut milk, bring to a boil and simmer for an additional 10 minutes. Garnish with cilantro & avocado and enjoy!

 

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