I love this simple recipe from the Modern Proper. It’s the perfect dairy free, easy peasy nutritious soup that’s perfect for your Meatless Monday dinner. It whips up in a flash and is packed with flavor. I think you will love it too!
- Serves: 4-8
- Prep Time: 15 min
- Cook Time: 30 min
- 1.5 cups dried green lentils
- 2 (13.5 oz) cans coconut milk (I use lite)
- 6 cups low sodium chicken stock or vegetable broth (for vegan)
- 2 cups sweet potatoes, about 2 small potatoes, peeled and 1 1/2″ cubed
- 4 cups packed kale, stems removed and torn into 2″ pieces
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tsp salt (or as per your taste)
- 1 tbsp fresh ginger, grated
- 3 tbsp yellow curry powder
- 1 cinnamon stick, or 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- In a 5 quart soup pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onions and sauté until translucent (about 5 minutes).
- Add all other ingredients except for kale and bring to a boil before reducing to a simmer.
- Allow the soup to simmer covered for 20 minutes.
- Add in kale and simmer uncovered for another 5-10 minutes. Serve with warm bread and enjoy!
If using a slow-cooker, add all ingredients (except kale) and cook on low for 4 hours. Add kale for the last 30 minutes of cook time.
- Calories 506 (if serving 4)
- Protein 17 g
- Carbohydrates 48 g
- Total Fat 28 g
- Dietary Fiber 13 g
- Cholesterol l0 mg
- sodium 327 mg
- Total Sugars 15 g
Lentil soup is packed with nutrition, and this one in particular packs a nutritional punch. Vegan and vegetable-loaded, it’s a healthy, hearty power house. Here’s why lentils are so good for you:
- Eating lentils may help to lower cholesterol, and having low cholesterol is associated with a lower risk for heart disease.
- High in insoluble fiber, lentils take a long time to digest. This means that they can help to stabilize your blood sugar, and just generally are good for your digestive health.
- Lentils are an excellent vegan source of protein! 26% of the calories in lentils come from protein. For this reason, lentils make a great vegan or “meatless Monday” option.
- They’re also a great source of iron.