Red Lentil & Curry Soup

A quick & easy soup! Adjust the curry & spice level to suit your taste. Adapted from here. (There are much better pictures of the soup there than I could ever take!)

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 Red bell pepper, chopped into strips
  • 1 Jalepeno pepper, minced (with the seeds!)
  • 1-2 Tbsp Fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 Tbsp Curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • Small can of tomato paste
  • 7 C Water
  • 2 C Red lentils, rinsed
  • 1 Can Chick peas
  • 1 Can Light coconut milk
  • Juice from 1/2 lime
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish

In a large soup pot, saute the onion, red pepper, and jalepeno in the oil until soft. Add the spices, ginger, and tomato paste. Let cook for a few minutes, while stirring. Add the water, lentils, chick peas and coconut milk. Bring to a boil and let simmer for 25-30 minutes, uncovered. Add the lime juice just before serving and sprinkle on some chopped cilantro!

 

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