Quick Lentil Soup

This is really quick and easy to make, and uses a lot of what you will already have on hand, in your pantry.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons minced ginger
  • 1 tablespoon mild curry powder
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, more to taste
  • 1 (28-ounce) can fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup dried lentils, rinsed and drained
  • cups water
  • 1 (14-ounce) can full-fat coconut milk
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt, more to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper

METHOD:

  1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion and a pinch of salt and cook until soft and lightly browned around the edges, 8 to 10 minutes, reducing the heat to low as needed.
  2. With the heat on low, add the garlic, ginger, curry powder, and red pepper flakes and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add the tomatoes, lentils, water, coconut milk, ½ teaspoon salt, and several grinds of black pepper. Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce to a simmer, stirring only occasionally, until the lentils are tender, 25 to 35 minutes. If your soup is too thick, stir in 1/2 to 1 cup more water to reach your desired consistency.
  4. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve.

Leftovers keep for up to 4 days in the fridge, and can be frozen as well.