Red Lentil & Coconut Soup

red-lentil-coconut soup

This lentil soup ticks all the boxes. It’s packed full of flavour, nutritious and comforting. It requires a few staple ingredients, no fancy cooking methods and delivers a meal that you’ll want to eat over and over again. This is one of my go to meals and is perfect for both lunch and dinner.

I know I’ve mentioned my love for lentils before but how could you not love these little round jewels that taste wonderful and nourish your body.

One of the beauties of lentils is that you can pair them with so many different flavour bases. The key to delicious tasting lentils is lots of spices and herbs!

red-lentil-coconut-soup

Red Lentil & Coconut Soup
 
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 2 cups of red lentils, rinsed until water runs clear
  • 1 white onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 400g can diced tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons cumin
  • 2 tablespoons coriander
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • 8 cups vegetable stock
Directions
  1. Add onion, garlic, ginger, chilli and carrot to a large pot with a little oil and fry for around 10 minutes
  2. Add cumin, coriander and paprika and mix well to combine
  3. Add stock and lentils to the pot and bring to boil. Simmer for approximately 10 minutes
  4. Add the coconut milk, tomato paste and diced tomatoes and simmer for a further 20 minutes

 

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  • Cheri Thunstrom August 21, 2013, 12:59 pm

    This looks really yummy. I can’t wait to try it! Looking forward to checking out the rest of your site too.

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    • Casey August 22, 2013, 12:49 pm

      Thanks so much Cheri!

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  • Linda Lakewood August 30, 2013, 7:15 am

    I found your recipe on Ree Drummond’s website, Pioneer Woman, and just had to know a little more about it, and you. First of all, I hope this finds you well and recovering! Second the Red Lentil and coconut soup sounds delightful. I make lentil soup, too, but just use onion, celery, carrot, canned and diced tomato, with a clove or two of garlic. I can hardly wait to try your recipe with it’s different ingredients and added spices. It really sounds great.

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    • Casey August 30, 2013, 7:33 am

      Hi Linda, thank you so much for your lovely message, that’s really kind of you! I hope you love the soup, the added spices make it really flavoursome :)

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  • K Bosveld September 22, 2013, 7:36 pm

    Found this recipe today and was in the kitchen 5 minutes later whipping it up for lunch. Fall is trying to sneak in here in SW Ontario and it felt like a soup day – this recipe really hit the spot! Such vibrant flavours – we’ll be enjoying the leftovers all week!
    Thanks so much for posting!
    Kerry

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    • Casey September 22, 2013, 9:35 pm

      So glad you enjoyed it Kerry! It’s perfect in the cooler weather :)

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  • Anne Murphy October 10, 2013, 3:47 pm

    Made this yesterday and it was DELICIOUS! Made my own veggie stock which is super easy and adds so much more flavor than the box stuff. I will definitely be making this again. Add a dollop of sour cream and you’re in heaven.

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    • Casey October 12, 2013, 1:17 am

      That’s wonderful Anne! So glad to enjoyed it!

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  • DEBRA CLEARWATER February 2, 2014, 6:29 pm

    This is my new favorit. Easy recipe and such a wonderfully flavorful soup. I companioned it with a Mango and avocado salsa and Organic Nacho’s and it was perfect. I am so looking forward trying some of your other recipes.

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    • Casey February 3, 2014, 7:58 am

      So glad you like it Debra, it’s my favourite too! The salsa sounds amazing, such a great addition!

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  • Karen Green February 27, 2014, 4:51 pm

    This soup is absolutely wonderful. I made it (upping the coconut milk a little and toning down the spice just a hair) and fell in love. In fact, I just made a second batch last night, before the first batch is even gone! It’s the perfect cold weather soup.

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    • Casey February 28, 2014, 8:12 am

      I love so much that you love it! It’s my absolute favourite :)

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  • Nke July 29, 2014, 7:58 am

    Will be trying this later this evening hopefully!

    Did you mean teaspoons for the spices?

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    • Casey July 29, 2014, 8:24 am

      Hi there!

      Tablespoons is correct. It sounds like a lot but it works perfectly and gives the soup so much flavour. Hope you enjoy!

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