A hearty feel-good soup
A comforting and warming soup that is super healthy and very delicious. Packed with iron, vitamins and minerals, low in fat, high in fibre and perfect for during the hectic Holiday season.
The great thing is that Lentils cook relatively quick, all in one pot, so you could have dinner on the table in about half an hour. Finish the soup off with a little drizzle of coconut cream and you have yourself a fantastic budget friendly nutritious dinner that also happens to be suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
I can’t think of a better sidekick than my homemade Spelt bread to go with it to dunk into the soup. So good.
Prep time : 10 minutes
Cooking time 40 minutes
Serves : 4
- 1 tbsp. olive oil or coconut oil
- 2 onions, peeled and chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and chopped fine
- 4 celery stalks, chopped
- 4 carrots, peeled and sliced
- 2 leeks, sliced
- 2 cups of roughly chopped kale
- 2 cans of coconut milk, reserve a ¼ cup for serving
- 2 cans of vegetable stock
- 4 tbsp. madras curry paste
- 2 cups / 400 gr. dried brown lentils
- A good squeeze of lemon juice
- A handful of coriander, chopped
- Lemon wedges to serve
- salt and pepper to taste
Take a large pot and heat on medium high, add the oil. Add the onion and garlic and sauté for a few minutes. Add the celery, carrots and leeks and cook for a few more minutes. Now add the curry paste and cook for a minute to release the flavor. Add the kale and the stock, coconut milk (reserve ¼ cup) and lentils. Bring to a simmer and cook for about 30 to 40 minutes, or until lentils have softened. Taste and correct seasoning with salt and pepper. You can cook the lentils a little longer if you want your soup to thicken or you could blend a bit with an immersion blender.
Add the squeeze of lemon juice and add almost all the coriander, reserving some to decorate when serving.
Serve piping hot, garnished with coriander, coconut cream and lemon wedges and plenty of fresh bread.
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