Lentil Masala Soup
I know, I know. It is currently 90 degrees outside and I am writing a blog post about hot soup. Crazy! BUT: this is my favorite soup at the moment, and I just wanted some [shoulder shrug]. So, it is bubbling along in my slow cooker right now and I will enjoy it for dinner.
If you’d like to try this crazy-good soup, here are the details:
Lentil Masala Soup
1 1/2 tsps Coconut Oil
1/2 cup Red Onion (finely diced)
4 Garlic (cloves, minced)
1 tsp Turmeric
1 tbsp Garam Masala
1 tsp Sea Salt
1 cup Cilantro (finely diced)
4 cups Organic Vegetable Broth
3 cups Diced Tomatoes
1 cup Dry Red Lentils
1 cup Organic Coconut Milk (canned, full-fat)
4 cups Kale Leaves (finely sliced)
Heat coconut oil in a large stock pot over medium heat. Add the onions and saute for about 4 minutes or until translucent. Add in the minced garlic. Saute for another minute.
Add in the turmeric, garam masala and sea salt. Stir for a minute or until spices are well mixed. Add in the cilantro, vegetable broth and diced tomatoes. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer.
Add in the dry lentils, cover and cook for 15 to 20 minutes. Once the lentils are cooked through, add in the coconut milk. Stir well to mix, then add in the kale. Stir again until the kale is wilted. Turn off the heat. Ladle into bowls and enjoy!
Garnish - Top soup with chopped cilantro, sliced almonds and/or a dollop of coconut yogurt.
No Tomatoes - I have successfully replaced the tomatoes with canned pumpkin.
Slow Cooker - Place all ingredients except for the coconut milk and kale into a slow cooker. Stir well, then cook on high for about 4 hours. Add in the coconut milk and kale in the end. Continue to cook until kale is wilted.
I always make the slow cooker version, because I can just dump everything, turn it on, and then walk away. As you already know, my kind of cooking. :)
So give this soup a try, even if it is hot outside. Your taste buds won’t be disappointed - I promise.
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