Coconut Lentil soup with plantains

I tried to get this post our earlier. I wrote out the entire thing using the app on my tablet then lost it when my tablet synced.  This was over a week ago and I’ve been super busy since.  Here goes….

My best friend came to visit me for a week to celebrate my birthday, she is awesome!  She had a cold so I wanted to make her something warm and soothing.  I was going to make curried lentil soup but I decided to use plain turmeric powder instead because my stomach was feeling weird.   The result was this super yummy soup that I just could not get enough of.

Serves 4 to 6

Cocoonut lentil Soup Ingredients

2 cups lentils
2 plantains
1 large carrot
2 large potatoes
2 garlic cloves crushed
1 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp rosemary
1/2 tsp thyme
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp olive oil
1 cup coconut milk
8 cups of water


  1. Heat oil in a large pot.
  2. Add spices.  Stir.
  3. Heat spices until garlic becomes translucent and soft or turmeric starts to turn brown.
  4. Add water and lentils. (feel free to remove the pot from heat and letting it cool before adding water)
  5. Peel and chop potato and plantains.
  6. Add to pot.
  7. Peel and chop carrots.
  8. When the lentils are soft add coconut milk, carrots and salt to taste.
  9. Bring to a boil.
  10. Serve and enjoy!

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You can leave out the coconut milk or replace the turmeric with curry powder or use any of your favorite spices. I hope you enjoy this soup as much as I do.

What is your favorite type of soup?

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About Monetta

*200hr certified yoga teacher *owns and operates Sayana Yoga in St Lucia. *2015 St Lucia Chamber of Commerce Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award


  1. Yuuuuum. I love lentils. May need to try this!

    1. Let me know how it turns out.

  2. So many tropical flavors! Sounds delicious!

    1. Its lovely. Glad you like it.

  3. This sounds absolutely delicious. Why aren’t there more plantains in my life? Thanks for sharing!!!

    1. I could have plantains every day.

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  5. Hi Monetta,
    It is such a delight to explore your blog and to savor the flavor of your amazing coconut lentil soup. I love lentil soup so I can’t wait to try your recipe. I am so glad you shared this delectable recipe with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Blog Hop! Thank you so much for wetting our appetiites! I appreciate it!

    1. You are most welcomed

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  7. Reblogged this on Live Life Fully! and commented:

    It’s December and I’m super busy. Last year I shared this recipe and it was a big hit. So I’m just going to reblog this. Coconut, lentils and plantains. Try it your mouth will thank you.

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