Green Lentil Soup, with Curried Brown Butter Recipe

Looking for an easy Green Lentil Soup, with curried brown butter recipe? Learn how to make Green Lentil Soup, with curried brown butter using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by sebeckman

Makes 5 servings



from Super Natural Every Day by Heidi Swanson, copyright 2011. Published by Ten Speed Press, a division of Random House, Inc.

Recipe Ingredients for Green Lentil Soup, with curried brown butter

2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 onion
3 garlic cloves
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
5 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 cups green lentils
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 tablespoon curry powder
1/2 cup coconut milk

Recipe Directions for Green Lentil Soup, with curried brown butter

  1. Combine the 2 tablespoons butter, onion, garlic, and red pepper flakes in a large soup pot over medium heat, stirring regularly, until the onions soften, a couple minutes. Add the vegetable broth and lentils and simmer, covered, until the lentils are tender. This usually takes 20 to 30 minutes, but can take as long as 50 minutes.



  2. In the meantime, warm the 3 tablespoons butter in a small saucepan over medium heat and let it brown. When it starts to smell nutty and fragrant, stir in the curry powder and saut until the spices are fragrant, less than a minute.

When the lentils are finished cooking, remove from the heat, stir in the coconut milk and 1/4 teaspoon salt, and puree with an immersion blender. You can leave the soup a bit chunky if you like, or puree until it is perfectly smooth.

  3. Stir in half of the spiced butter, taste, and add more salt, if needed, typically a couple of teaspoons if you used water instead of a salted broth. Serve drizzled with the remaining spice butter and sprinkled with chives, (and paneer cubes if you're using them).



Categories

Main Dish, Side Dish, Soup

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 378.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
356
Calories from Fat
142
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
15.8g
24%
Saturated Fat
11.1g
55%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
24mg
8%
Sodium
82mg
3%
Potassium
681mg
19%
Total Carbohydrates
39.4g
13%
Dietary Fiber
19.0g
76%
Sugars
3.0g
Protein
16.0g
Vitamin A 8% Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 6% Iron 29%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in sodium
  • Low in sugar
  • Very high in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
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