Ginger Coconut Lentil Soup

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Quick Facts

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 25 min.
Cook Time: 45 min.
Total: 1 hr. 10 min.
Kath Younger
Ginger, garam masala, and coconut milk give this hearty soup soul. It can be blended or not, whichever you prefer.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups dry brown lentils
  • 1 can regular coconut milk
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 large sweet potato, diced
  • 3 carrots, diced
  • 3 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp coriander

Directions

  • Heat a pot over medium-high heat and add olive oil.
  • Add sweet potato, carrots, and celery; cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Add garlic and ginger, stir and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add coconut milk, water, lentils, garam masala, and coriander.
  • Bring to just below a boil and then reduce to low and simmer for 30 minutes covered. Keep your eye on it and add a bit more water if necessary.
  • Allow to cool slightly and blend soup, leave as is if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 369
  Calories from Fat 164 (44%)
(30%)Total Fat 19g
(66%)Saturated Fat 13g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
(0%)Cholesterol 0mg
(3%)Sodium 65mg
(23%)Potassium 814mg
Total Carbohydrate 38g
(67%)Dietary Fiber 17g
Sugars 5g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(31%)Protein 16g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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