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Vegan Red Lentil Soup

Vegan Red Lentil Soup

  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    40 m
  • Ready In

    55 m
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I made up this fusion recipe one night when my friend came over. It is a creamy, delicious soup.

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  • Calories:
  • 303 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 14.6 g
  • 22%
  • Carbs:
  • 34.2g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 13 g
  • 26%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 178 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat, and cook the onion, ginger, garlic, and fenugreek until onion is tender.
  2. Mix the lentils, squash, and cilantro into the pot. Stir in the water, coconut milk, and tomato paste. Season with curry powder, cayenne pepper, nutmeg, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer 30 minutes, or until lentils and squash are tender.
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CHARI
152

CHARI

2/21/2007

Run, don't walk, to buy the ingredients to make this! This is the BEST soup I've found on this site! I used sweet potato, instead of butternut squash and used a whole can of LITE coconut milk, which reduced the calorie count substantially. As a result, I also upped the amount of water by adding another 1 to 1 1/2 cups and adjusted the amounts of tomato paste, curry, black pepper, and cayenne. Oh, and lastly, since I needed to use them up, I sauteed some portabello mushrooms and threw them in as the soup cooked. WOW! So glad I did, since they were a great addition - I'll add them to the ingredient list when I make this again, and I will definitely make this again. (Did I mention I LOVE this soup?!) I didn't quite understand the reviewer who claimed they had to halve the cayenne pepper amount and it was still too hot. Huh? It only called for a pinch. Anyway, THANKS a MILLION for this recipe!

Mollycurls77
100

Mollycurls77

3/30/2007

I'd give this recipe a 3 as written and a 5 with my changes. I used 3 cups of chicken stock in place of the 2 cups of water, as I found it to be too thickonce cooked. I also used about 3/4 can of coconut milk, 1/2 tsp cumin, 1/8 tsp of cayenne and 1/8 cup of fish sauce in addition to the other ingredients. I didn't have any squash on hand, so I used sweet potatoe instead, which I prefer anyway. In the end this turned out perfectly. My 8 yo dd asked for seconds and dh requested that we serve it at our next dinner party. I'd call it a hit!!

Vicki Mixon
93

Vicki Mixon

2/10/2008

I generally do not rate a recipe I do not follow completely. I'm reviewing because this recipe seems so versatile. If you do not have everything in your pantry, make this soup anyway! This has a wonderful flavor and I was very apprehensive as I did not have coconut milk. I substituted Soy Milk and Vegetable broth instead of water. I also omited fenugreek seasoning as I'm not familiar with this spice. The soup had a great flavor without any salt. I added mushrooms as other reviewers suggested and I think the squash adds a lot to this dish. Will use this recipe often. Thanks for the post!

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