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Spicy Red Lentil Soup


  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 onion, diced

  • 3 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 Tbsp ginger, grated

  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin

  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • Few grinds of black pepper

  • 1 cup dried red lentils, rinsed and drained

  • 4 cups vegetable broth

  • 1 (15-oz.) can diced tomatoes

  • 2/3 cup coconut milk


  1. Heat the olive oil in a pot over medium heat. Once oil is warm, add onion, garlic, ginger and spices. Cook until onions are translucent, about 5-6 minutes.

  2. Add lentils, broth, diced tomatoes, salt and pepper to the pot. Stir to combine.

  3. Bring soup mixture to a boil and reduce to simmer. Simmer for 15-20 minutes until lentils are cooked and soft.

  4. Pour in coconut milk and stir. Adjust taste as desired.

  5. Enjoy with crusty bread and a green salad!


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