Spicy Red Lentil Soup

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 212.7
  • Total Fat: 9.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 400.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 23.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.7 g
  • Protein: 10.0 g

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Number of Servings: 6


    1 cup red lentils, rinsed

    1 tsp. salt

    2 tomatoes, coarsley chopped

    2 Tbs fresh ginger, minced

    1 Tbs olive oil

    2 cloves garlic, minced

    1 15oz. can light, unsweetened coconut milk ( I like Goya brand)

    1 Tbs. ground coriander

    1 tsp. ground cumin

    1 tsp. turmeric powder

    1/4 tsp. cayenne powder


1. Combine lentils, salt and 5 cups water in large sauce pan. Cover, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer, partially covered, 20 - 25 minutes, or until lentils are tender. Blend lentils with whisk for rustic texture, or puree in food processor or blender for creamier feel.

2. Meanwhile, puree tomatoes and ginger in blender or food processor until smooth. Set aside.

3. Heat oil in large pot over medium heat. Add garlic, and cook 30 seconds or until just golden, stirring often. Add tomato mixture, coconut milk, tamarind, coriander, cumin, turmeric and cayenne. Simmer 15 miinutes, stirring occasionally.

4. Stir in lentils, and simmer, partially covered, 20 minutes,. Season with salt and pepper.

Serving size, 1 cup.

*(optional) blend once more in blender for creamier soup

**(adapted from Vegetarian Times Magazine)

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JENNTX77.

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