Spicy Red Lentil Soup Recipe

Looking for an easy Spicy Red Lentil Soup recipe? Learn how to make Spicy Red Lentil Soup using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by lsouth56

Makes 6 servings



Vegetarian Times - with coconut milk

Recipe Ingredients for Spicy Red Lentil Soup

1 cup red lentils
1 tsp. salt
15 oz. diced tomatoes
2 tbs. minced fresh ginger
1 tbs. vegetable oil
2 cloves garlic, minced (2 tsp.)
15 oz. light, unsweetened coconut milk
1 tbs. tamarind concentrate or paste, optional
1 tbs. ground coriander
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. turmeric powder
1 pepper jalapeño
1/4 cup chopped cilantro

Recipe Directions for Spicy Red Lentil Soup

  1. 1.Combine lentils, salt and 5 cups water in large saucepan. Cover, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer, partially covered, 20 to 25 minutes, or until lentils are tender. Blend lentils with whisk for rustic texture, or purée in food processor for creamier feel.

  2. 2.Purée tomatoes and ginger in blender or food processor until smooth. Set aside.

  3. 3.Heat oil in large pot over medium heat. Add garlic, and cook 30 seconds, or until just golden, stirring often. Add tomato mixture, coconut milk, tamarind if desired, coriander, cumin, turmeric and jalapeño. Simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  4. 4.Stir in lentils, and simmer, partially covered, 20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with cilantro, and serve

Categories

Soup

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 186.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
217
Calories from Fat
73
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
8.1g
12%
Saturated Fat
4.3g
21%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
406mg
17%
Potassium
527mg
15%
Total Carbohydrates
26.3g
9%
Dietary Fiber
11.1g
44%
Sugars
4.7g
Protein
9.2g
Vitamin A 14% Vitamin C 20%
Calcium 6% Iron 21%
* 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
A-
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • Very high in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
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