GOLDEN COCONUT LENTIL SOUP #soup #vegetarian #lentil #coconut #breakfast

GOLDEN COCONUT LENTIL SOUP #soup #vegetarian #lentil #coconut #breakfast

Have you at any point gotten flavor over-burden? Like on the off chance that you eat excessively and the following day all you need to eat is something extremely basic? Alright, perhaps that is simply me or in light of the fact that I work with nourishment consistently, however yesterday I simply needed something that tasted, well, for absence of a superior word, clean.

I detest utilizing the word clean when discussing sustenance since it's such a popular expression, yet that is genuinely how this Golden Coconut Lentil Soup tastes. It's light, splendid, clean, and straightforward. What's more, that is actually what I required yesterday.

I've made lentils with coconut milk a few times, yet this time I diminished it out to a soup to keep it light and ensured that fiery ginger became the dominant focal point. Turmeric gives this soup an unbelievably dynamic shading and a natural flavor base, while rich coconut milk holds the flavors together and gives the soup body (watery soup = no bueno).

I decided not to utilize any bouillon or juices for this soup since I needed to keep the flavors spotless and new, yet on the off chance that you need something with somewhat more profundity you could surely substitute a portion of the water for vegetable or chicken stock (I feel like chicken juices would mix better with the flavors, yet vegetable juices can be utilized to keep it vegan).

GOLDEN COCONUT LENTIL SOUP #soup #vegetarian #lentil #coconut #breakfast

Also try our recipe : Crispy Honey Chilli Potatoes #vegan #potato #vegetarian #yummy #easy

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil (or coconut oil) ($0.13)
  • 1 yellow onion ($0.32)
  • 2 cloves garlic ($0.16)
  • 1 inch fresh ginger (about 1 Tbsp grated) ($0.13)
  • 1/2 Tbsp ground turmeric ($0.15)
  • Pinch red pepper flakes ($0.02)
  • 2-3 carrots ($0.33)
  • 1/2 lb red or yellow lentils (about 1 cup) ($1.35)
  • 4 cups water ($0.00)
  • 13.5 oz can coconut milk ($0.99)
  • 1/2 Tbsp salt (or to taste) ($0.05)

TOPPINGS (OPTIONAL)

  • 1/3 cup large, unsweetened coconut flakes ($0.16)
  • 1/4 bunch cilantro ($0.10)
  • 2 cups cooked jasmine rice ($0.38)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Add the olive oil to a large pot. Dice the onion, mince the garlic, and grate or mince the ginger (I use a small-holed cheese grater). Sauté the onion, garlic, and ginger in the olive oil over medium heat for 2-3 minutes, or until the onions are soft and transparent. While the onions, garlic, and ginger are sautéing, peel and slice the carrots.
  2. Add the turmeric and red pepper to the pot and sauté for a minute more. Add the carrots to the pot, sauté for a minute more, then add the lentils and water. Place a lid on the pot, bring it up to a boil over high heat, then turn the heat down to low and simmer for 20 minutes.
  3. Toast the coconut flakes while the soup simmers. Add the coconut flakes to a dry skillet and place it over medium-low heat. Stir continuously as the flakes heat until they are about 50% golden brown (1-3 minutes). Remove the flakes from the hot skillet immediately to stop the toasting process.
  4. After 20 minutes the lentils should be soft and broken down. Stir the coconut milk into the soup. Use an immersion blender or carefully blend the warm soup in small batches until about half of the soup is puréed (or all of it if you want it completely smooth). Once blended, begin adding salt, 1/2 tsp at a time, until the soup is properly seasoned. I used 1.5 tsp or 1/2 Tbsp of salt. Also adjust the red pepper flakes, if desired.
  5. To serve the soup, ladle about 1.5 cups into a bowl and top with 1/2 cup cooked rice, some fresh cilantro leaves, and a sprinkle of toasted coconut flakes.


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