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

Ingredients
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

Directions:

  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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