Coconut gives a sweet, interesting flavor and a bisque-like texture to this easy and quick vegan soup.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the lentils and water in a medium saucepan over medium heat, and bring to a boil. Stir in onion, garlic, and ginger. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes, or until lentils are tender.

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  • Place the coconut and soy milk in a blender, and blend until smooth and thick. Stir into the lentil mixture. Season with curry and pepper. Continue cooking 10 to 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

318 calories; protein 21g 42% DV; carbohydrates 47.5g 15% DV; fat 5.8g 9% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 34.2mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2006
If I could give more than 5 stars, I would! This was incredible! However, as is always the case with me, I did make modifications. I only had 1 1/4 cups red lentils and I ended up using 1/4 cup regular lentils (as you can see in the picture I am submitting, the color of the soup was not uniform, but that was unimportant). I did add salt to the water when cooking the lentils and ended up adding probably close to 1 more cup of water. I used the suggested coconut milk and used Jamaican Curry Powder along with (as suggested) red pepper flakes, cumin, and cinnamon. I then prepared some Jasmine rice and steamed some broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots as that is what I had in the freezer. I spooned some veggies and some rice in a bowl and ladled the soup over top. This makes a lot of soup and I thought for sure we would have substantial leftovers, but my son ate 4 huge servings and he is only 12 years old! It was delicious and I could easily make it again and have it tonight. Be warned, however, that meat eaters may not find it substantial enough to their liking. I am a vegetarian and my husband is not and although he ate it, I do not think he will request it again any time soon. That's ok because there will be more for my son and I! Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/16/2006
3.5 stars. Very easy to make actually tastes better after a few days when the flavours have had the opportunity to settle. I used coconut milk instead of the soy and added shredded coconut and green peas. It was kind of lacking flavour so I added red pepper flakes cumin and a pinch of cinnamon. Read More
(7)
66 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 27
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2006
If I could give more than 5 stars, I would! This was incredible! However, as is always the case with me, I did make modifications. I only had 1 1/4 cups red lentils and I ended up using 1/4 cup regular lentils (as you can see in the picture I am submitting, the color of the soup was not uniform, but that was unimportant). I did add salt to the water when cooking the lentils and ended up adding probably close to 1 more cup of water. I used the suggested coconut milk and used Jamaican Curry Powder along with (as suggested) red pepper flakes, cumin, and cinnamon. I then prepared some Jasmine rice and steamed some broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots as that is what I had in the freezer. I spooned some veggies and some rice in a bowl and ladled the soup over top. This makes a lot of soup and I thought for sure we would have substantial leftovers, but my son ate 4 huge servings and he is only 12 years old! It was delicious and I could easily make it again and have it tonight. Be warned, however, that meat eaters may not find it substantial enough to their liking. I am a vegetarian and my husband is not and although he ate it, I do not think he will request it again any time soon. That's ok because there will be more for my son and I! Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2004
YUM YUM! I made this but used a total of 4c of water and instead of the soy milk I used a can of light coconut milk and garnished with coconut....wow I thought I died and went to heaven. This will make a regular appearance in my lunchbox!! Read More
(25)
Rating: 4 stars
12/04/2003
Easy to make very good taste. I used cow's milk and added veg bullion to the cooking water. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/04/2006
I also tweaked this recipe quite a bit. I sauteed the onion and garlic and some chili pepper with the spices prior to adding the lentils and water. I also used coconut milk instead of the soy. Also - added a large can of diced tomatoes to make it heartier. Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
08/03/2010
Delicious and EASY! After the changes I made I would give it 5 stars for sure! I added quite a bit more ginger and curry powder used coconut milk instead of soy (and more of it) added cumin and cinnamon more salt and cooked it with cashews. Delicious! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2008
i added chicken and that was yummy you can fiddle with this to your taste with out much danger...freezes great too Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2004
I tried this recipe and thought it was fantastic! I cooked a double recipe and the whole thing disapeared! I substituted 2/3 of the soy milk to coconut milk as someone had suggested and it really added alot of flavour. Make sure to cook it long enough to soften it until it looks more like pulp then lentils. Some people described it as bland but all it needs that the recipe doesn't call for is alot more salt! Try this and it will be much tastier! I will add this to my permanent repertoire. Read More
(7)
Rating: 3 stars
02/16/2006
3.5 stars. Very easy to make actually tastes better after a few days when the flavours have had the opportunity to settle. I used coconut milk instead of the soy and added shredded coconut and green peas. It was kind of lacking flavour so I added red pepper flakes cumin and a pinch of cinnamon. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
03/20/2004
I really liked the flavour of this. Making as per recipe the lentils are not as "soupy" as I would like so I added about a cup of veggie chiken stock to thin out the mixture. Read More
(6)
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