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Spiced Coconut-Red Lentil Soup

Yield 4 servings (serving size: about 1 1/3 cups)
A handheld immersion blender makes quick work of pureeing this yellow-hued lentil soup in the pot.

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup dried small red lentils
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup light coconut milk
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Nutrition Information

  • calories 282
  • caloriesfromfat 21 %
  • fat 6.7 g
  • satfat 3.2 g
  • monofat 1.8 g
  • polyfat 0.3 g
  • protein 16.8 g
  • carbohydrate 41.6 g
  • fiber 9.3 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 3.9 mg
  • sodium 463 mg
  • calcium 65 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion; cook 12 minutes or until golden. Stir in ginger and next 4 ingredients (through garlic); cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add broth, lentils, and 1/2 cup water; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 25 minutes or until lentils are tender.

  2. Remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes. Place half of lentil mixture in a blender. Remove center piece of blender lid (to allow steam to escape); secure blender lid on blender. Place a clean towel over opening in blender lid (to avoid splatters). Blend until smooth. Pour pureed mixture into a large bowl. Repeat procedure with remaining lentil mixture. Return pureed mixture to pan. Stir in milk and remaining ingredients; cook over medium heat 2 minutes.