Thursday, May 14, 2015

Coconut Lentil Soup

1 tbsp vegetable oil
I medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons cumin
1 teaspoon coriander
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper, optional
2 tbsp ginger, minced
1 1/2 cups lentils, rinsed
4 cups vegetable broth or water
14 oz can of coconut milk
Juice of half a lemon

Delicious served with rice. Garnish with a cilantro or mint sprig.

To make, saute' onion and garlic until tender. Stir in cumin, coriander, cayenne, salt, ginger, and optional pepper. Cook for one minute more. Add the lentils, vegetable broth, and coconut milk. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until lentils are soft (about 20 minutes). Remove from heat. Stir in lemon juice. Serve with rice and cilantro or mint.

Serves: 5

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